Design Thinking in Global Health Systems: Understanding People to Meet Demand

As investments and interventions evolve to truly reflect people’s self-defined desires, Anne Lafond and Biruk Tammru expect to build trust in the health system and lasting changes in demand for services, products, and new behaviors.

Using Human-Centered Design to Improve our IMPACT Team Approach

Using the principles taught in the 10-week Acumen Human Centered Design online course the inSupply team jumped into the world of design thinking and user-centered strategies to improve our people-centered approach to strengthening supply chains, better known as IMPACT teams.

An Innovative Approach to Improving Health Data Use in Ethiopia

Human-centered design is considered an innovative approach for exploring issues from a 360-degree point of view and placing the end user’s needs and desires in the forefront of data use improvement strategies. In this blog, JSI’s Benti Ejeta discusses how it’s being used to improve the quality of health data in Ethiopia.

Evaluating the Influence of Human-Centered Design on Health Programs

As the human-centered design (HCD) field develops, it is critical that we also include measurement in the conversation. Pinning down the influence of HCD through measurement can help us to better understand the link between HCD and program impact. With such insight, we can inform and improve the practice, while unpacking how design can enhance public health work.

Community Voices for Policy Development: Applying Human-Centered Design in Tanzania

The Advancing Partners and Communities applied a human-centered approach to addressing challenges to Tanzania’s community health worker system at a two-day intensive workshop in Mbeya.

Using Human-Centered Design to Face Public Health Issues

Better understanding of the end user or products and services can help solve difficult and persistent public health problems, such as low uptake of and adherence to family planning methods.

Design thinking & global health: an opportunity

Design thinking takes a human-centered approach to creating and implementing innovative programs, integrating the needs of the people/customers, the possibilities of technology and other innovations, and the requirements of business success. The design process starts with empathy generation, and then moves through various stages until you’re testing a final prototype with users.