Author: Julia Lang

Spreading Human-Centered Design in Rural Kenya: What Does it Take?

“Today, we are all human-centered designers,” one participant proclaimed at the end of an all-day workshop. Others around him nodded; some cheered. The mood in the room was giddy exhaustion, brought on by hours of hard work and creative effort. It was August. I’d been in Kenya since June, facilitating and researching the uptake of human-centered

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Exploring Problem Solving Methods for Social Innovators

Recognizing the way the world works in the 21st century has not come easily to problem solvers. Classic approaches have traditionally restricted our thinking about solutions. They aim to minimize risk and control for fluctuations, reducing change to simple cause and effect models where “if we do x, we can expect to achieve y.” In

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