Human-centred design is the way of the future. With so much information at our fingertips, how can we use our growing knowledge to implement lasting, meaningful change? Designing for social innovation will help move us toward brainstorming innovative solutions to solve pressing social issues.
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How might we engage in human-centred design to redefine Canada’s homeless shelters?
From the outside, Eva’s Phoenix-a new teen homeless shelter in downtown Toronto’s Fashion District-looks like a classic Art Deco brick warehouse. But inside, it’s organized like its own city, complete with a main street, townhouses, common “squares,” and more.
Human-centred design has the capacity to save lives.
In northern Tanzania, where distances between villages are vast, and less than a dozen ambulances service about 2 million people, being pregnant can be a death sentence. High-risk expectant mothers regularly fail to get medical attention because they can’t get to a hospital in time.
Being conscious of your surroundings and the people around you will open your eyes to potential possibilities for social innovation. People don’t always know what they want; innovators are the ones who are tasked with finding that out.