29 Sep 2017: Learn About Human-Centred Design: Interactive Workshop with Dóchas

29 Fri, Sep 09:45 AM to 29 Fri, Sep 01:00 PM

Human-Centred Design, also known as Design Thinking, is an innovative methodology for designing programmes, products, services and campaigns. Human-Centred Design is both a process and a philosophy in which the needs of the end users are given extensive attention at each stage of the design process.

You don't need to be a professional designer or ‘creative type’to use Human-Centred Design - it's a simple but structured process that can be used in creating any kind of project. It enables organisations to overcome assumptions and develop a deep understanding of their stakeholders' needs.

Human-Centred Design involves conducting interviews with users, brainstorming ideas, and using rapid prototyping to quickly test and improve your ideas. See some inspiring case studies on how Human-Centred Design has been used in development programmes; see how Greenpeace is using Human-Centred Design in developing public campaigns.

Dóchas is hosting this event to give charities, campaigns and NGOs in Ireland an introduction to this exciting method.

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Who is this event suitable for?

  • Dóchas member organisations
  • Charities, NGOs and campaigns
  • Researchers
  • Students

While this event is primarily for charities, a few spaces are available for commercial organisations and consultants. Please ensure you book the correct ticket type when registering.

Event Content

Registration open from 9:45, event will commence at 10am.

  • Human-Centred Design: What, Why and How? Brief introduction from Jean O'Brien of Dóchas
  • Jen Murphy of Trócaire – piloting Human-Centred Design as a methodology to innovate in Trócaire
  • As a group, we will do the Stanford Design School interactive crash course in Human-Centred Design together
  • Questions and discussion

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What do I need to bring?

We'll provide worksheets and paper; this is a paper-based workshop so no laptops are needed. All you need is a pen.

What's the refund policy?

As we are a small non-profit organisation with limited resources, we ask that if you need to cancel your booking, you give us enough time to re-sell your ticket. If you cancel your ticket 7 days in advance, we will fully refund your ticket. Refunds will not be possible with fewer than 7 days notice; apologies for any inconvenience this causes. It is possible to transfer your ticket; see below for details.

If you need to request a refund, you can do so through EventBrite.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Absolutely, yes - you can change the name on your ticket by following these instructions.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

No - please register the exact names of the people who are attending. You can change the names on your tickets at any stage if necessary. It's fine to book for a few people at once under one name, just please ensure you update the names when you have them.



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