Human-Centred Design, also known as Design Thinking, is an innovative methodology for designing programmes, products, services and campaigns. Human-Centred Design is both a process and a philosophy in which the needs of the end users are given extensive attention at each stage of the design process.
You don't need to be a professional designer or ‘creative type’to use Human-Centred Design - it's a simple but structured process that can be used in creating any kind of project. It enables organisations to overcome assumptions and develop a deep understanding of their stakeholders' needs.
Human-Centred Design involves conducting interviews with users, brainstorming ideas, and using rapid prototyping to quickly test and improve your ideas. See some inspiring case studies on how Human-Centred Design has been used in development programmes; see how Greenpeace is using Human-Centred Design in developing public campaigns.
Dóchas is hosting this event to give charities, campaigns and NGOs in Ireland an introduction to this exciting method.
Who is this event suitable for?
- Dóchas member organisations
- Charities, NGOs and campaigns
While this event is primarily for charities, a few spaces are available for commercial organisations and consultants. Please ensure you book the correct ticket type when registering.
Registration open from 9:45, event will commence at 10am.
- Human-Centred Design: What, Why and How? Brief introduction from Jean O'Brien of Dóchas
- Jen Murphy of Trócaire – piloting Human-Centred Design as a methodology to innovate in Trócaire
- As a group, we will do the Stanford Design School interactive crash course in Human-Centred Design together
- Questions and discussion
What do I need to bring?
We'll provide worksheets and paper; this is a paper-based workshop so no laptops are needed. All you need is a pen.
What's the refund policy?
As we are a small non-profit organisation with limited resources, we ask that if you need to cancel your booking, you give us enough time to re-sell your ticket. If you cancel your ticket 7 days in advance, we will fully refund your ticket. Refunds will not be possible with fewer than 7 days notice; apologies for any inconvenience this causes. It is possible to transfer your ticket; see below for details.
If you need to request a refund, you can do so through EventBrite.
Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?
Absolutely, yes - you can change the name on your ticket by following these instructions.
Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
No - please register the exact names of the people who are attending. You can change the names on your tickets at any stage if necessary. It's fine to book for a few people at once under one name, just please ensure you update the names when you have them.