Sunday, 22 April 2012

Use HDC Connect for planning your Social Project

Silicon Ireland wanted to let you know that IDEO.org has just launched HCD Connect, an on-line platform designed specifically for users of human-centered design in the social sector. Whether you’re a small farmer in West Bengal, a teacher in rural Alabama, or an NGO employee in Ethiopia, HCD Connect can help you share stories about specific challenges you face everyday, find inspiration in “human-centered” solutions that meet the needs of the poor, and learn from others’ insights and experiences. 

HCD Connect brings the power of social storytelling to the original Human-Centered Designed (HCD) Toolkit, a free innovation resource for problem-solvers around the world. Since its initial publication in 2009, the HCD Toolkit has been downloaded more than 75,000 times. Now, with the launch of HCD Connect, IDEO.org has created a platform where people using the HCD Toolkit or human-centered design in the social sector can share their experiences, ask questions, and connect with others working in similar areas or on similar challenges. HCD Connect was built by IDEO.org with support from IDEO and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

HCD Connect website

If you’re currently applying the approaches and methods in the HCD Toolkit to a challenge you’re working on, or if you’ve used them in the past, sign in to HCD Connectand start sharing and connecting with other people. If you’re new to the HCD approach, we welcome you to join us as well. 

We can't wait to see you around the new HCD Connect community.