I currently struggle to see the value design provides to global health projects. I don’t see how designers who are not subject matter experts can contribute to these projects. I want a simple definition of what design is without the use of any jargon, I want hard facts that demonstrate design’s impact and its inherent limitations and risks.
I have heard a lot about design, and I am curious to learn what 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 this. I want resources that help me understand the value of design, how it’s unique and how it can work with existing global health approaches.
I have been a part of global health projects in which design was adopted as an approach. But I am not sure what value it adds, how it is different from other participatory approaches, and what type of problems it can tackle. I want to see how design can contribute in a consistent and sustainable manner that can be measured in some way.
I have seen the value design brings to global health projects and have collaborated with designers. But I am not comfortable talking about it. I struggle to articulate the value of design to others. I want tools and resources that help me talk about design more effectively.
I intimately understand the value design brings to global health projects, and I regularly work with design. I am comfortable talking and advocating on behalf of design and hope to see it being used more in projects as a complementary approach. I want to talk about the value of design in a way that global health practitioners can relate to.