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Learning by Doing: Employing Human-Centered Design Techniques to WASH

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Mark Wahwai / Save the Children
8:00pm - 8:00pm
Washington, DC

About the Event

Join PRO-WASH and iDE for an interactive training workshop on how using a Human-Centered Design (HCD) can address global sanitation solutions. This workshop will help you learn how to apply HCD principles, step-by-step, through a real-life WASH project in Bangladesh. Using user data, we will work through all the stages of a design project – from identifying insights to prototyping and testing. What is HCD & Why Should I Attend?  HCD is a systematic method for acquiring a deep understanding of customers, their environments, and their routines in order to create innovative solutions to the problems that they face. iDE uses these insights to iteratively generate, prototype, and refine solutions that improve lives and livelihood, considering the entire user experience from how a solution is built to how it is promoted, financed, delivered, serviced, and more.

Workshop Learning Objectives: What & How Will I Learn?

Prior to the workshop, participants will receive desk research (case studies, white papers) and video interviews from WASH and development experts with an aim towards providing additional background. During the event, our objectives for participants are to: Provide you with a practical understanding of HCD using hands-on application Work collectively to apply your introductory skills in design thinking by using common frameworks and tools Brainstorm solutions to a real-time WASH challenge with consistent support from iDE's global in-house design team, WASH Knowledge Manager and Bangladesh Director of Programs.

This event is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents are the responsibility of the PRO-WASH Award and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.