Join us for a series of interactive design workshops that have been designed to explore how to use human-centered design (HCD) and design-thinking to improve your awareness, access and advocacy work for the AYSRHR agenda.
What I learned from this experience was that planning is important, but you also have to plan for mitigation strategies. You have to have a backup plan for all the ‘what if’s’ that can happen, which is a thing I learned in YLabs. Before we went to the field we had a mitigation strategy meeting where we asked – what happens when people don’t show up?
In generating insights it is important that we are able to differentiate between the facts and the root problem.
One important lesson I took away was to immerse oneself in the surrounding environment for populations you are designing for – this is the truest form of displaying real empathy as a designer or programmer.