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Human Centered Design

Social Good Organizations: Don't Be Fooled By Solutions That Don't Solve Problems

T.J. Cook | Posted 02.18.2015 | Impact
T.J. Cook

Everyone loves coming up with solutions that make positive change in the world, but sometimes they are a mirage. You come up with a solution and drive toward it like a sparkling lake in the desert, only to find it evaporate as you close in on the actual problem that needs solving.

How One Man Turned a Municipal Police Department Into an Agile Software Company

Rich Nadworny | Posted 02.02.2015 | Technology
Rich Nadworny

In the middle of this, Burlington Police Chief Mike Schirling asked a critical question: What if we built this ourselves, based on our own needs and experience?

5 Steps for Developing Winning Moves (for Athletes and Entrepreneurs)

Tim Morehouse | Posted 01.04.2015 | Business
Tim Morehouse

In my Tedx Talk, Embracing Your Awkward Moves, I shared how I went from a Division III athlete to an Olympic Silver medalist in fencing by developing unconventional moves.

Kaya Kwento

Mikaela Reyes | Posted 12.31.2014 | Impact
Mikaela Reyes

When my friends come to me screaming, "I have kwento!" in the most Taglish accents they can muster, I always feel a jolt of excitement run through me. I approach them, eyes wide, ears open, ready to listen to their story.

The Double Edged Sword of Start-Up Weekends

Mikaela Reyes | Posted 12.02.2014 | Business
Mikaela Reyes

After recently joining my first Start-Up weekend, I realized how the "start a company in 54-hours" format wasn't as appealing to me as I thought it wo...

A Design Thinking Retrospective: How History's Biggest Mishaps Could Have Been Averted

Patricia Morizio | Posted 10.30.2013 | Technology
Patricia Morizio

Design thinking, also known as human-centered design, has been the hot topic as of late, at least among the forward-thinking tech and business scenes.