Practical Insights on Human-Centered Design

How Role Play Changed Our User Testing Methodology for Mobile Applications

How Role Play Changed Our User Testing Methodology for Mobile Applications

Published on: Feb 12 2018 by Praekelt Org - 1 Comment
I remember role-playing when I was young. I often pretended to be in the doctor’s consultation room where my friend would use a toy stethoscope to diagnose...
Lean HCD: How to Do Human-Centered Design from Headquarters

Lean HCD: How to Do Human-Centered Design from Headquarters

Published on: Jan 03 2018 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
Back in late 2015, I landed a unique design assignment via Nexos Locales, a USAID-funded, DAI-run project that works with municipalities around the Western Highlands...
Five Lessons Learned from Applying Design Thinking to Data Visualization

Five Lessons Learned from Applying Design Thinking to Data Visualization

Published on: Oct 09 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Five Lessons Learned from Applying Design Thinking to Data Visualization
Human centered design isn’t a new concept. We’ve heard engineers, from aerospace to software, quietly snicker as they’ve seen the enthusiasm for design thinking...
3 Ways To Create Buy-In for True Customer-Centric Design

3 Ways To Create Buy-In for True Customer-Centric Design

Published on: Jun 22 2015 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
The “Customer Centric Design for Ag Programs” breakout session at this year’s ICTforAg conference sounded like a simple one. We design programs...
The Number 1 Reason Why You Do Not Encrypt Email

The Number 1 Reason Why You Do Not Encrypt Email

Published on: May 22 2015 by Wayan Vota - 5 Comments
Two new Pew Research Center studies are very enlightening around the American public’s perception of privacy, security, and surveillance. While both reports...
Why is Human-Centered Design Important to ICT4D?

Why is Human-Centered Design Important to ICT4D?

Published on: Aug 14 2013 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Adele Waugaman recently interviewed Danny Alexander and Sean Hewens of IDEO.org around the use of Human Centered Design in ICT4D for the blog series Best Practice...
Human-Centered Design Approaches in ICT4D

Human-Centered Design Approaches in ICT4D

Published on: Jun 12 2013 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Human-Centered Design Approaches in ICT4D
I am Adele Waugaman and recently I traveled to Dhaka, Bangladesh, for a project exploring the use of the mobile phones to amplify citizen feedback on the delivery...
Putting Problems Before Solutions in Development

Putting Problems Before Solutions in Development

Published on: Aug 03 2011 by Panthea Lee - Comments Off on Putting Problems Before Solutions in Development
Problem solving, in any context, begins with discovery, research, and scoping. It’s no different in international development. Yet too often, in the early stages...
ICTworks Interview with Tapan Parikh on Human-Computer Interaction and Design

ICTworks Interview with Tapan Parikh on Human-Computer Interaction and Design

Published on: Mar 09 2011 by Kelechi Edozie-Anyadiegwu - 3 Comments
I am very interested in HIC4D, the emerging discipline of human computer interaction for development, and recently interviewed Tapan Parikh. Tapan is an assistant...
HCI4D: The Emerging Discipline of Human Computer Interaction For Development

HCI4D: The Emerging Discipline of Human Computer Interaction For Development

Published on: Mar 07 2011 by Kelechi Edozie-Anyadiegwu - 9 Comments
The practice of Information and Communication Technology for Development enjoys a host of disciplines within the sector (m4d, health informatics, e-governance, etc),...