State of HCD in Africa
Get insights on the African HCD Industry. Explore HCD Approaches, career development, decision making and challenges and constraints.
Barriers to a locally-driven process could be overcome by enhancing awareness and skills around HCD processes at the local level in addition to addressing organisational power dynamics
There is a greater recognition in HCD’s ability to help one understand the user and context compared to improving the sustainability and scalability of solutions (92% vs 46%)
In addition to increased funding, tailored research tools and a culture of shared learning are key to elevate the state of HCD in Africa
Beyond Tech: Exploring HCD IN NGOs and Development Initiatives
Inspired by our flagship study on The State of User Research in Africa, we identified a need to further explore the implementation of Human-Centered Design within organizations that operate beyond the realm of traditional tech companies and startups.
We've delved into various themes to thoroughly explore the current state of HCD across the African continent.
Who is doing HCD?
The backgrounds and profiles of those working with HCD on the continent
WHERE IS HCD BEING DONE?
The sectors and geographical locations in which HCD is being conducted
HOW IS HCD BEING DONE?
HCD methodologies and tools used in application and implementation
Why we surveyed HCD practitioners in Africa?
After conducting our flagship study on State of User Research In Africa Study, we have identified a need to further explore the implementation of Human-Centred Design (HCD) within organizations that operate beyond the realm of traditional tech companies and startups.
Specifically, we are interested in understanding how NGOs and other international development organizations & practitioners utilize user-centric approaches to offer solutions.