Engineering Solutions for Global Health: Human-Centered Design

Why do engineering interventions often fail? How can we improve the engineering design process to address points of failure? What does human-centered design (HCD) look like in action? How can you apply the HCD process to global health challenges that require more than technology? HCD is a new approach to the traditional engineering design process, involving three phases: hear, create, deliver. Explore how HCD thinking can be used to address challenges in health delivery, design implementation and health education.

Together, we will address the role of ethics, design ethics and the different perspectives of stakeholders involved in design. In teams, you will work to design and build a prototype solution for a problem.

Engineering solutions for Global Health need to be designed with the end user in mind. Develop the skills, knowledge and mindset necessary to collaborate with community partners to address challenges through the HCD process. Discover how you can engineer solutions for global health!


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