Can One Organization Democratize Design Thinking for Everyone?

Can One Organization Democratize Design Thinking for Everyone?

Human-Centered Design is the Next Necessary Skill Every Professional Needs
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Monday, May 16, 2016 - 10:00am

CAMPAIGN: The New Global Citizen

CONTENT: Article

“From my house to the White House, we’ve used human-centered design and it actually works.”

Tyson Weinert is a lively and ingratiating veteran trainer, who after 18 years of service, separated from the U.S. Coast Guard last year. Since then, he has traveled the country training groups of people from all walks of life to embrace the application and benefits of human-centered design. He had come to D.C. with a simple mission: to induct our group of 18 wannabe designers into the discipline of developing solutions in the service of people.

The workshop participants came from around the world: people from California, Illinois, Michigan, Texas, and Bulgaria joined a robust Washington, D.C. contingent. We represented organizations that included consulting powerhouses like Accenture and Deloitte, national and local government institutions including the Department of Defense, the CIA, the National Institutes of Health, and the D.C. Public Library, in addition to healthcare and early childhood care organizations.

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