HCD Courses & Field Guides

A careful curation of Human-Centered Design (HCD) courses and field guides that we recommend
for anyone who is new to HCD or curious about it in action.

Acumen Academy: Introduction to Human-Centered Design

Master human-centered design with IDEO.org to solve real world challenges

Human-Centered Design 201: Prototyping

Learn from IDEO.org designers who will teach how to turn an idea into a tangible product or service in a low-cost, risk averse way, how to refine a concept using the cycle of prototyping, feedback, and iteration and more!

Scope Impact: HCD Basics

Learn about the process, methods, principles, and tools of human-centered design (HCD), with rich media content, interactive learning materials, practical hands-on activities, and real-world case studies.

IDEOU: Foundations in Design Thinking Certificate

Learn and practice the core concepts of design thinking from IDEO—the company that has been honing the methods of a human-centered approach to business for over 40 years. This program has been designed to give you a foundational, practical understanding of the essential design thinking skills and mindsets.

YUX Design Academy

Join one of the best remote learning opportunities in tech. Expand your knowledge with new challenging tasks and kick-start your career in tech. This is also a chance to connect with valuable and efficient teammates across the globe from the comfort of your home.

HCD 4 Health: Demand for Health Services Field Guide, a human-centered approach

This field guide introduces human-centered design as an approach to address challenges related to community demand for basic health services.

IDEO.org: The Field Guide to Human-Centered Design

The Field Guide to Human-Centered Design reveals IDEO.org’s process with the key mindsets that underpin how and why it thinks about design for the social sector, 57 clear-to-use design methods for new and experienced practitioners, and from-the-field case studies of human-centered design in action.