A Critical Review of Human-Centered Design

Mar 9, 2022

12:30pm – 12:50pm CT

Human-centered design (HCD) is believed to be the pinnacle of design thinking and now is so well accepted amongst professional designers that it often escapes criticism. In this exploration, I offer a cohesive theoretical framework called the Technological Forecasting Framework that explains how the introduction of design thinking as a strategy in pursuit of innovation only refashions racism and streamlines the creation of products and technologies to be commodified by white supremacy.

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photo of Leslie Harris