“The Human Centered Design (HCD) Toolkit was developed with the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help organizations working in the global south better understand the needs of their customers and design innovative solutions for and with their constituents. The HCD Toolkit is a codification of the IDEO process and is specially-designed for NGOs and social enterprises working with communities of need in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.”
Check out IDEO’s Human Centered Design Toolkit that comes in several PDFs that you can download.
Read Alissa Walker’s article for Fast Company to learn about the HCD Toolkit’s background.
Posted by Will
Great tool for letting someone show you their world through their own eyes plus a good way to respect privacy.
We’ll have Chilean empanadas and coffee to get to know each other, and then share our Water Diary experiences and documentation.
Un Techo was so excited about our “Day without Taps” that they are going to do it too!
Looking forward to seeing you all!
from taylor goes to chile blog
[Ill start with my dictionary, "How to Survive in the Chilean Jungle", by John Brennan- an encyclodepia of Chilean slang complete with photo demonstrations and diagrams. This book translates all the R-rated english curse words, but more entertainingly it defines the "Chileanismos" or the slang terms that are only understood here in Chile. A few of my favorites include "perro muertro", which translates to the act of dinning and dashing and "A lo gringo", which means you´ve forgotten to put on underpants. Why Chileans would relate the Gringos with forgotten underpants is beyond me. This brings me to the word "Weon" (pronounced WAY-OWN), which Brennan describes as, "Chile´s prized addition to the Spanish language". When you call someone a "weon", youre calling them an idiot, but its used more like the words "dude" or "man". I couldn´t even count how many times its used in simple conversation, but literally every sentance begins and ends with "weon" and for girls "weona". ]