Human-Centered Design Thinking with IDEO.org

To gain insight into the struggles disabled persons face in their day-to-day, the audience divided into teams of three consisting of an observer, a guide, and a disabled person who was either blind or armless. Teams moved about the building to try simple tasks such as drinking water or navigating out of the auditorium. Discussion—and laughter—broke out as the pretend-blind bumped into other participants in the elevator and guides struggled to communicate how to operate the water fountain without hands.

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The academic goals and objectives of the Design Center for Global Needs are to enhance the curriculum development in the Design and Industry Department at San Francisco State University, while stimulating the social awareness and responsibility of our students.

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