‘The end of User-centered Design?’ …

A really intereseting talk from August de los Reyes (@augustdir) questioning user-centered design.


I think there are some very strong points in here – and the headline of the end of user-centered design is certainly just that. This, if you like, considers human-centered design rather than 'users' – like the tool analogy, the word user is an abstraction of the thing we design for, not the thing we need to design for.

I can see lots of interesting links here…

openIDEO release their University Toolkit


openIDEO have just announced their University Toolkit to encourage universities engaging with openIDEO:

We've been blown away by the university stories you've shared with us, so to help support your efforts to bring OpenIDEO to even more campuses, we're excited to publish our OpenIDEO University Toolkit – a short, fun guide for OpenIDEO newcomers and veterans alike.


It's definitely not as extensive as the IDEO Toolkit for Educators, which is a real shame, but it's interesting to see their basic process enshrined in there: Inspiration, Concepting, Refinement, Evaluation, Realisation.