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Practicing Human Centered Design

Customizing and tailoring solutions to meet a person or a community’s needs. In developing solutions, changemakers employ human-centered design, meeting people where they are at, employing behavioral economics, and identifying cases of positive deviance. Sometimes they even employ humor, exemplifying a technique that takes into account existing and natural behavior.

  • Providing services without the requirement of previous behavior change or that fit the way people behave. Meeting people where they are at
  • Using strategies that acknowledge and take advantage of natural human behavior. Using behavioral economics nudges
  • Defusing tension, winning friends and engaging people with humor. Can be used to cut fear. Using humor
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