Training of Trainers on Introduction to Human-Centered Design (HCD)

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Training of Trainers on Introduction to Human-Centered Design (HCD)



Date: 7th- 10th December, 2023

Arrival Time : 6th December, 2023


Venue: IIPDS, Bangkok, Thailand


Application Deadline: 30th November, 2023


Global social issues are becoming more complex because of shifting socio-cultural environments. The
development project’s design and implementation are required to depart from conventional notions and
assure the outcome’s sustainability to attract donors. Development design experts have no choice but to
include users in all stages of project design and execution to meet their requirements and preferences due to the shifting environmental backdrop and donors’ emphasis on result sustainability. Moreover, one of the main objectives of funders today is user participation in the project’s conception and execution.
Human-centered design is a creative approach to problem solving and a prerequisite to involve end users
throughout the design process. It’s a process that starts with the people you’re designing for and ends
with new solutions that are tailor-made to suit their needs. Human-centered design is all about building a deep empathy with the people you’re designing for; generating tons of ideas; building a bunch of
prototypes; sharing what you’ve made with the people you’re designing for; and eventually putting your
innovative new solution out in the world. Utilizing a variety of methodologies, including user research,
usability testing, and iterative prototyping, this methodology makes sure that the final product/services
perfectly match user expectations. A solid grasp of human-computer interaction is fostered by training in
HCD, which provides professionals with critical abilities including user empathy, usability evaluation, and information architecture. Participants hone their ability to deliver user-friendly designs by learning how to conduct user interviews, establish personas, and develop wireframes. HCD training fosters a user-centric mentality in addition to technical proficiency by immersing students in real-world situations and fostering teamwork. HCD training is increasingly important as technology develops quickly since it helps to ensure that goods and services appeal to a variety of customers, eventually increasing user pleasure and boosting corporate performance

Training Goal:

The primary goal of the training is to enhance the participant’s ability to design and carry out development projects and programs using human-centered design principles, methods, and technologies.

At the end of the training, participants will be able to

  • Describe human-centered design (HCD), its process and tools.
  • Grasp techniques for identifying and understanding diverse needs and preferences of end-users
    through methods like user interviews, surveys, and contextual inquiries.
  • Create a design mindset to see the world from the user’s perspective and comprehend their
    challenges and motivations.
  • Conduct comprehensive user research, including ethnographic studies, user personas, and
    journey maps to inform the design process.
  • Develop their skills to conduct usability tests, participatory evaluations, and other forms of user
    testing to assess the usability and user-friendliness of products or services.
  • Create interactive prototypes and the iterative design process based on user feedback, allowing
    participants to refine designs effectively.

Training Fee: $800

*The course fee covers  accommodation and food


Course Outline:

• Human Centered Design Process & Tools
• Develop Design Question
• Uncover user insights
• Synthesis, Design frameworks, User Journey Maps, Personas
• Prototype & Piloting
• Develop a Capstone Project

Duration: Three and half days including demo project design.
The training will be offered using different participatory approaches. Participants will enrich their
knowledge involving various group works, quizzes, role-play, demo-design, etc. We will use circle
discussion, layered and Ideation practice, fishbowl, gallery work, and AAA feedback for discussion.
Intended Audiences:
People interested in program design and implementation could be a participant in human-centered design training. It can include people involved in project management, community work, monitoring and evaluation, program/project managers and coordinators, field-level staff, or any other staff member
interested in project design and implementation.

Post Training Follow-up and Create a Community of Practice
We will create an Alumni page on the Asain Resource Foundation (ARF) website for the participants to
exchange their experiences and support and learn from each other. Besides, a Facebook group/page will
be created for the participants.
Deadline for Sign up:
Participants who are interested in enrolling for the training are requested to sign up by November 30,

Registration fee: USD 800

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December 7, 2022
December 10, 2022
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