Human-Centered Design, and considerations for building Apps

Human-Centered Design (sometimes called, “user-centered design”) is problem-solving approach to creating a product that aims to integrate the needs of people, the possibilities of technology, and the requirements for sustainability and success. CAP Tulsa is an organization that uses design-thinking, and human-centered design methodologies to pilot programs, create new services, and find new ways to serve our families. We’ve been fortunate enough to have the background in this type of approach, and I’d like to share how it can help in the very beginning stages of planning the creation of an app.

Planning — discovering who you’re going to build and app for, and how they are going to use it — is quite possibly the most important step in the app creation process. In this talk, I’d like to share a couple experiences in the planning process of creating apps, and what I’ve learned.