Human-centered design is about understanding the contexts of people.
The centering is not tightening or selfish: it’s not a user or consumerist sense of individualism.
It is broadening and generous: placing the person more fully into their embodied and extended sense of being human.
Alignment has been coming up in a lot of my reading over the last year. In books on Wayfinding, Time Perception, Dissent, Kindness and Leadership it’s the anchor of alignment that comes thru as a common theme.
The need to be aligned at the start of a project or journey…
I am running a free 2 hour workshop by Zoom on ideas around designing hybrid workshops at the beginning of November (9th November at 7pm (London)). You read about it on my website at Designing Hybrid Workshops.
This post is to describe the purpose and structure of the workshop.
This post is about Time and Activities in workshops.
How to think critically of time allocated to the different elements of activities that workshop participants find value in.
Question: how long does it take to explain the workshop activity?
Explaining what an activity is, what its outputs are to be…
When working on accessible design projects, people often centre their discussions on defining impairments and how to use technologies and services to bridge the gap between such impaired capacities and “normal” capacities. This is a deficit model of design. Design fixing human failings.
What this model fails to notice is…
I may be giving a workshop on designing hybrid workshops in late September. This post just collects some fragments together that may go into it. The main themes of this workshop are Clarity and Confidence.
Three discussions this week about diversity and codesign.
Moving from a organisation-centred world of:
To many human-centred worlds of:
It creates so many issues around new language and behaviours.
This is a post reacting to a news story this morning and reflecting upon some ideas about Design Justice in a Medium post “No, Design Justice is more than “including voices”, thanks.” by F. Okoye . The New Yorker story is on how a right wing researcher formed and framed…
Doing some workshops on usability testing and codesign and one odd issue popped up. Client wants to talk about how organisations want delivery thru certain digital platforms rather than allowing users and content to define platform.
In order to question this presumption I just made the Forming Content exercise. It’s…
Fake news and conspiracy theories are problems that many people seem to think can be mitigated by real facts and better reporting. …