HCDi network is worldwide. This page provides connections with some of our partners.
Our three-year Partner University Fund (PUF) program is a new educational and research partnership in Human-Centered Design between the University of Valenciennes in France and Florida Institute of Technology in the USA. It started end of 2012. Faculty on both sides work together in education and research. The main topic is risk management in life-critical systems. It includes: Situation Awareness and Impact of new technology; Reliability assessment: human errors as well as system failures; Emotions; Procedures, system monitoring, control and management; Socio-organizational issues of crisis occurrence and management; Cooperative work including human-machine cooperation and CSCW; Responsibility and accountability: task and function allocation, authority sharing; Interactivity, networking and management evolution; Lessons learned for Human-Centered Design. We will have a Summer School on July 1-5, 2013, in Valenciennes, France.
In a Stanford multidisciplinary, project-based course, student design teams are building a better world...one product at a time. EXTREME BY DESIGN follows Stanford business, engineering and medical students as they work in teams, using design thinking methods, to develop products and services that serve the needs of the world's poor. One student team works on a breathing device to keep babies alive in Bangladesh. Another seeks a way to store drinking water in Indonesia. The third team project is to design an IV medicine infusion pump. It's all part of the Design for Extreme Affordability course inspired and launched by the Stanford d.school. The film begins on the first day of the course and ends eight months later as one group of students returns to Asia to test their device amid plans to launch a startup. At a time of unprecedented global challenges EXTREME BY DESIGN shows the power of human-centered design in creating innovative, effective and sustainable solutions to the complex problems facing us.