Human Centered Design
This space is dedicated to methods and inspiration for design. Design is here seen as the deep, creative and fundamental way to approach change, as in Design Thinking and materialized in Human Centered Design. HCD has over a very long time become a popular as well as debated approach for shifting the design focus away from a restricted user-perspective to a much more inclusive people-perspective. People are humans rather than users.
I teach about HCD on master´s level, PhD-student´s level and also in project specific events.
- Human centered design – 7,5 credits (TDA486)
A master´s level course part of the Interaction Design and Technologies program at Chalmers University in Gothenburg, Sweden. Read more at www.ixdcth.se
- Communication Technology – 7,5 credits (TIA066)
A master´s level course on the Master in Communication at University of Gothenburg.
- ISCRAM Summerschool 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
The number one venue for learning Phd-students and professionals regarding information systems for crisis response and humanitarian operations. Read more at www.iscram.org
- Project specific events
Among other organizations, the Swedish Rescue Agency (now www.msb.se) has received support from our research group in applying HCD in order to further advance the design of their decision support system for emergency responders.
Guides and Essays
Human Centered Design Toolkit : Book : IDEO [link]
Human Centered Design : Video : MAYA [video]
Human Centered Design for Social Innovation : Course : Acumen+ [link]
Human-Centered Design Considered Harmful : Essay : Don Norman [link]
Innovating for People : Book : [Luma Institute: Amazon]
Disrupt by Luke Williams
Business Model Generation by Alexander Osterwalder and others
Change by Design by Tim Brown
Design-driven Innovation by Roberto Verganti
The Designful Company by Marty Neumeier [@Amazon, DMI Short version PDF]