Category Innovation

Boston’s human-centered research to design middle-income housing

In Boston, the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics is conducting ethnographic, human-centered research to design middle-income housing that reflects people’s lived experiences, reports the Stanford Social Innovation Review. This includes intensive planning sessions in which residents, designers, and policy…

The complexity of plastic bags

As societies face increasingly complex problems, design is emerging as the tool to solve some of Asia’s biggest issues. Through field trips with designers skilled in human-centered design, the team behind Ethnographers’ Field Guide to Innovation, a new series on…

Mozilla’s Open Innovation Toolkit

Mozilla’s Open Innovation Toolkit is a community sourced set of practices and principles for incorporating human-centered design into your product development process. It is a collection of easy-to-use, self-serve techniques and methods that are gathered from industry best practices of…