Human-Centered Design is a great way of engaging citizens in innovative processes to produce solutions to development challenges.
UNDP Egypt and the Engagement Lab will facilitate a hands-on session where participants learn about global best practices in the use of innovative methodologies to solve local development challenges, including Human-Centered and Game Design Thinking. There will also be a practical workshop to understand the basics of Human Centred Design and Game Design Thinking.
Participants will explore the use of Game Design Thinking as a tool for advancing social change. Games and playful interventions have proven to be successful in motivating positive social change by altering the incentive structure for civic participation and social mobilization all over the world. If designed purposively, the outcomes of games can go well beyond content learning and actually help facilitate personal behaviour change and advocacy.
Organizers: UNDP EGYPT and the Engagement Lab at Emerson College, Boston