The Future of Design Thinking: From Human-centered to Humanity-centered
Read time: 15 - 20 mins
Traditional design thinking, while impactful, has always focused on the needs of humans. As consumers and enterprises become more socially and environmentally aware, design’s larger impact on humanity and the planet’s sustainability is gaining relevance. After all, the future belongs to products and services designed to be environmentally regenerative, socially conscientious, humanely produced, and supportive of communities and cultures.
Humanity-centered design is an inclusive and comprehensive approach to design thinking that considers the significant impact of design on society and the environment.
This white paper explores the six fundamental tenets of humanity-centered design and how they can be implemented in business. These include:
- Workarounds that foster sustainable innovation
- A net positive impact rather than a negative or zero impact
- Sustainability as part of the organization’s goals
- Systems that align with humanity-centered goals
- Experience architecture that goes beyond the legacy thought process
- Influencing behavior through experiences
While a standard approach to humanity-centered design is still evolving, it will soon find a firm footing in the consciousness of businesses.
Read our white paper to know more.