Human-Centered Design Toolkit
The Human-Centered Design (HCD) Toolkit was designed specifically for NGOs and social enterprises that work with impoverished communities in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. The free kit, available for download here, walks users through the human-centered design process and supports them in activities such as building listening skills, running workshops, and implementing ideas. The process has led to innovations such as the HeartStart defibrillator, CleanWell natural antibacterial products, and the Blood Donor System for the Red Cross—all of which have enhanced the lives of millions of people.
The HCD toolkit has been used by organizations throughout the developing world, including Acumen Fund, AyurVAID, Heifer International, ICRW, IDE, Micro Drip, and VisionSpring.
Read more about the toolkit here.
Visit DesignKit.org to join the online HCD online community and learn tools and tips that will help you master the HCD process.
— Joel Montgomery, 2009 Acumen Fund fellow
— John Barratt, IDSA President and Teague CEO
— Majid Mirza, Micro Drip, Pakistan