IDEO has made their Human Centered Design Toolkit, a road map through clear design thinking that’s full of their time tested methods. Human Centered Design Toolkit [IDEO] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. For years, businesses have used human-centered design to. TOOLKIT. wAS. MADE FOR. yOU. 3. Introduction human Centered Design. H. D. C . and design challenges, IDEO has learned a few rules for creating an.

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As designers working to improve the quality of life in other countries, the firm IDEO has spent more than 10 years creating a methodology focused on designing for the user. And now, IDEO wants to give all of that methodology away.

A series of PDFs that are free to download, the Human-Centered Design Toolkit hopes to empower organizations and design firms by giving them their field-tested tools for social impact in a way that focuses more on sharing information than authorship. The Gates Foundation pointed them towards three organizations they had worked with in the field and thought would benefit most from the collaboration: IDEO then embarked on several deep dives to develop the content in context, traveling with IDE to Cambodia and Ethiopia to work with them on design projects for irrigation technology and market information for farmers, and with Toolkit Internation to Kenya to work with increasing dairy cow production.


There was also the notion of toolkjt these tools with non-designers. A design team gains inspiration from a Cambodian farmer through the use of innovative research methods. The toolkit can be downloaded as PDFs, either in its entirety or in segments, but IDEO is also examining self-publishing clients where designers can procure a printed and bound piece for those who want a physical book to take into the field.

Although an acknowledgments page gives some attribution to those involved, there are no credits. The design is streamlined and simple, making it extremely accessible, even to someone with a very basic understanding of design. Although toolmit the first applications were agriculture-based, the HCD Toolkit has since been used in the medical field, by Vision Spring in India, and in a large-scale water transport and santitation project in India.

Another beauty of open source is that as the toolkit is being used, it has also been modified by the users.


In this way, IDEO is very much relying on other designers to enhance the materials: If you have a design and sustainability story to share, let us know about it! And follow us on Twitter designersaccord to hear what the Designers Accord community is thinking about. Browse more Designers Accord Case Studies.

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