HCD Project: Deliver – A Statement of Needs – Assignment #4

You have already… Honed your design challenge; Identified your most crucial, practical, knowledge needs and some ways to get answers; and Tested / found out some real information about your challenge. We will not be able to implement these projects in real life, but the last HCD step is one your would take toward Delivery. You will… Continue reading HCD Project: Deliver – A Statement of Needs – Assignment #4

HCD Project: Research and Create Assignment #3

You have now not only come up with your design challenge but also identified your most crucial, practical, knowledge needs and some ways to get answers. Test one of your methods. Find out more information!  Max. 4 sentences: Describe what you researched, how,  and what the main results were.  Max. 4 sentences: Based on your research,… Continue reading HCD Project: Research and Create Assignment #3

Wednesday 4/12: Privacy & Security – UPDATED, 5/1

As many of you will be traveling on Wednesday we will screen a film on Wednesday 4/12: 25 min. introduction to the topic and then the screening. The class will end approximately at 7pm. This film will be your material for analysis in the final take-home exam. When designing the final exam, and having seen your great… Continue reading Wednesday 4/12: Privacy & Security – UPDATED, 5/1

HCD Project: Knowledge & Method(s) Assignment #2

DONE: You have by now identified your Design Challenge that is…   Framed in human terms (rather than technology, product, or service functionality) Broad enough to allow you to discover the areas of unexpected value Narrow enough to make the topic manageable TO DO NEXT:   What do I know? From the IDEO Toolkit: What… Continue reading HCD Project: Knowledge & Method(s) Assignment #2

EXTRA CREDIT: Crisis Communications: Whose story, whose voice? 3/28 7pm

A. Wilcock: Crisis Communications: Whose story, whose voice? Tue 3/28 MAR 317, 7-830pm Ann-Marie Wilcock is a crisis communications expert working with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in New York. Before moving to UN headquarters, Ann-Marie worked on emergency responses in Nepal after the earthquake and in Myanmar after major floods; with Médecins Sans… Continue reading EXTRA CREDIT: Crisis Communications: Whose story, whose voice? 3/28 7pm

Making Global Local with Design Thinking. HCD Assignment #1

Learn what Design Thinking in development means: Explore the Introduction (only pages 1-13) of the IDEO Toolkit. Read Chapter 14 from Snarr & Snarr for background. Start to envision what you might want to do, were you the Executive Director of a LOCAL non-profit. You are an expert in communication — so what kind of… Continue reading Making Global Local with Design Thinking. HCD Assignment #1