Design is a craft and discipline that applies a specific mindset and skillset to a creative problem solving process, enabling the development of informed, sensitive, inclusive, purposeful, appealing, and innovative solutions. These solutions incorporate functional and aesthetic demands based on the needs and behavior of the people being designed for, as well as the broader systems within which they live. Design can be applied to the development of products, services, processes, messages, digital experiences, and environments.
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"Design alone is not enough, nor is it always the right approach for every challenge. Complex health challenges and the respective interventions to address these challenges generally require a multidisciplinary set of approaches and expertise. In this context, design can often be an effective complementary approach."
Design terms can seem like jargon to non-designers, which can lead to miscommunication. This resource helps clarify the meanings of common design terms through definitions and examples.
We co-created the resources available on this website in conversation with representatives from the global health community. Five types of users (or profiles) emerged that represent the different stages of a global health practitioner in his/her path towards adoption and implementation of design in his/her work. Which of the profiles do you fit into?