Human Centered Design is a great way to design and deliver products, programs and services. But for many situations, the issue is beyond the “unit of human” and is instead found at the level of community.
Common Knowledge has pioneered a “community-driven design” process that places community members at the center, from initial project development through evaluation. This process goes beyond traditional focus groups or advisory boards. It grounds each aspect of planning, implementation and communication in the realities, insights and strengths of the relevant community and social ecosystem. We work with front line employees, diverse community members, and whoever is at the heart of the situation to unlock their perspectives and talents to set and achieve shared goals and visions.