The Wordpress Developer joins the team to support the refresh of the current website. The Developer will combine the art of design and coding to redesign the current HCDExchange website. The new redesigned website will be visually appealing, interactive, engaging, mobile responsive and reflect the HCDExchange brand.
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The consultant will support generation and dissemination of learning related to HCD+ASRH. In close collaboration with the Learning Lead, the consultant will review, distill, write content and package learning from landscape analyses related to the four priority focus areas – adolescent insights generated with Human Centred Design (HCD), youth integration in the context of HCD+ASRH, HCD+ASRH quality and standards, and HCD+ASRH measurement evaluation.
The HCDExchange Visual Communications Designer (VCD) joins the team to support the shaping and creation of information architecture to express the HCDExchange’s learning work into visually compelling, digestible and accessible learning products. They will work closely with the Learning, Community and Communications teams; to build learning products that meet the needs and desires of the different persona groups in the HCDExchange Community of Practice.
I am very proud to contribute to the construction of a ‘Youth-Powered Design Toolkit’ for GRS, preparing templates, guidance, and tools for the phases of the HCD process. I have organised existing tools, contributed new content, and prepared guidance for end users of the toolkit, GRS & partner organisation staff. The toolkit will aid in formalising the HCD process for GRS teams, and will be accompanied by HCD workshops that I will facilitate in the next month or so.
This year, the HCDExchange set out to honour International Youth Day all month long instead of just August 12 which is marked as International Youth Day. We are closing out the month by celebrating six young change makers who are making huge impacts in the sexual reproductive health of adolescents in their community.
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.
The greatest thing about the fellowship is the aspect of community. It is really what I was looking for and I can see that it is there. The bond that I share with the other fellows who are working in other organisations – the way we interact, the way we share ideas, the way we build upon each other’s ideas – I find that very useful!
We are thrilled to present the new HCDExchange Advisory Council! The Advisory Committee provides HCDExchange with expertise, leadership support, and strategic direction. They lend their voices and influence as HCD+ASRH champions, advocate for the adoption of good practices and for the generation of evidence and broker partnerships and create opportunities to secure political and financial […]