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Human-Centered Design 101

Monday, October 7, 3:00pm – 4:30pm

Washington A, Third Floor

Organized by Peter Handler, Programs Director, The Richard H. Dreihaus Foundation.

Presented by Liz Ogbu, Independent Designer and Social Innovation Strategist, and Marika Shiori-Clark, Principal, SOSHL Studio.

Human-centered design is a process that has been used for decades to create new solutions to design challenges. This process helps designers hear the needs of the people and communities they’re designing for, create innovative approaches to meet these needs, and deliver solutions that work in specific cultural and economic contexts.

As the social, political and economic structures of our cities have changed, can we continue to fund the arts in the same way? Can human-centered design help us understand the needs and desires of new urban populations? This session will expose arts funders to human-centered design. Session leaders will share examples of how this process works. Participants will then tackle real-life scenarios and employ human-centered design principles to seek solutions.