“I have heard a lot about design, and I am curious to learn about how it can contribute to my projects. However, I have not had a chance to try it out in any of my work and would like to know if and how I can do so. I want resources that help me understand the value of design, how it’s unique, and how it can work with other global health approaches.”


my struggle with design

“The greatest challenge for me is that there is not an easy way that design fits into the project management structures of development programs. It is very hard to create a budget in a detailed work plan, if you don’t know what your intervention is for months. I was unable to understand the original proposal. I had to read it several times. I think people are scared of the timeline.”

my needs

  • I need to appreciate how the application of design to change behavior differs from other approaches that I am familiar with.

  • I need to determine how design complements other approaches and integrates into already structured programs and activities.

  • I need to understand the benefits of using design in global health programs.

  • I need to consider the limitations and trade offs when using design in programs.

the questions I have

I am interested in finding answers to questions like, “How do I use design?” , “How do I combine it with what I already do?” , “How have others used it already?” , “What do I look for in a designer?” and “How do I choose to work with one?”

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