Think Like There is No Box: Reaching Rural Youth through Human Centered Design

14 Sep 2017
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Think Like There is No Box: Reaching Rural Youth through Human Centered Design

*Recommended Audience: Introductory/Undergraduate Students, Young Professionals/Graduate Students

Human-centered design (HCD) or “design thinking” is an innovative approach to problem solving that incorporates insights about human preferences and behavior into product design and service delivery. Marie Stopes has been using human-centered design in order to provide reproductive health services to one of the hardest to reach groups: youth. In a Mini-U “class,” MSI will share learnings from our work in Zambia, and present a case for groups of learners to work together, using principles of HCD, to pitch a program that will best serve rural youth. In groups of 4-5, participants will use paper, markers, cotton balls, glue, scissors, post-its and colored pipe cleaners to create, and then present, their suggested solution to the presented case.

Speakers: TBD, IDEO