“I intimately understand the value design brings to global health projects and I regularly incorporate design into my work. I am comfortable talking about and advocating on behalf of design and hope to see it being used as one of the approaches in more projects. I want to talk about the value of design in a way that global health practitioners can relate to.”

MY struggle with design

“Let’s not claim that design can improve a specific amount of lives. We cannot say that. The methods have been fully tried and measured for impact. Personally, I think the limitations are not in design thinking itself, but in people’s understanding of how to use design thinking. As amazing as design thinking is, it take a bit of time, and we are not always afforded that time." That is the reality we operate in.”

my needs

  • I need to support of learning among the community of practice.

  • I need to expand the use of design to others in the global health community.

  • I need to guide stakeholders’ expectations on what design can offer.

  • I need to maintain integrity and quality of design-in-use.

the questions i have

Some of the questions I have that needs answers to are, “How do I share with others my experiences of applying design?”, “How do I institute design in my organization and beyond?”

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