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In 2009, IDEO designed and launched the HCD Toolkit, a first-of-its-kind book that laid out how and why human-centered design can impact the social sector. In short order, a community of designers, entrepreneurs, and social sector innovators embraced it, buying and downloading over 150,000 copies.
About the resource: At IDEO.org, part of their mission is to spread human-centered design to social sector practitioners around the world. The Field Guide to Human-Centered Design reveals our process with the key mindsets that underpin how and why we think about design for the social sector, 57 clear-to-use design methods for new and experienced practitioners, and from-the-field case studies of human-centered design in action. The Field Guide has everything you need to understand the people you’re designing for, to have more effective brainstorms, to prototype your ideas, and to ultimately arrive at more creative solutions.
Link to Toolkit: Human-Cantered Design Toolkit
Produced by Dan McComb, this movie shows that when Seattle Cancer Care Alliance prepared to build a new immunotherapy clinic, their first stop was an old Sears warehouse. There, using 8′ cardboard panels, staff and patients got a chance to shape the space into something no architect could have designed alone.