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Whether you're working in public policy, mental health or simply have a passion for design, our Ethical Human Centred Design Foundations training is the perfect place to begin your co-design journey.
We believe in putting people first in our designs
Create change through your work
Solving complex problems today requires more than thinking up unique solutions and moving through agile implementation. The needs of individuals, organisations, and populations are rapidly changing. Collaborating with the people who matter most and innovating through collaborative design processes is critical if we’re to make the kind of impact in the world we need.
Our Ethical Human Centred Design Foundations workshop provides you with the training and resources to begin thoughtfully collaborating with the people you’re designing for. It also helps develop your understanding of the ethical implications of unconscious bias as well as the ways in which we can identify our assumptions before taking action.
The proof is in our portfolio
We use human-centred design and ethical co-design every day at Portable to overcome difficult challenges with practical solutions, created in collaboration with people who are seeking transformational change. Using these practices, our team of designers, strategists and technologists have successfully delivered over 900 projects across a range of impact areas including mental health, access to justice, government innovation, and more.
We believe that by sharing our knowledge with like-minded individuals, we can further promote truly positive change through thoughtful design practices that keep people at the centre of the solution.
What you can expect in your workshop
We've designed our training sessions to provide industry-leading value
The principles and processes of Human-Centred Design
Introduce you to human-centred design and build awareness about how it can be used to understand problems and to design solutions.
The value of considering ethical implications
Learn about co-design in action, and the core principles and approaches to an ethical practice.
Applying the theory in a rapid design challenge
Gain hands-on experience of human-centred design through an experiential activity that moves through a ‘Double-Diamond’ design process.
How to take these skills to your next project
By the end of the session, you’ll have a practical, foundational understanding of what it means to practise ethical human-centred design.
What people are saying about our training
Perks of training with Portable
Led by our experts
Our workshops are run by experienced Portable leaders who work with our clients to research, design, implement, and improve products and services that make a real impact on the lives of those they serve.
Intimate workshop sizes
Restricting the number of attendees in our workshops ensures that you’re given the opportunity to take full advantage of the content and our facilitators. Invest your time with confidence that it will develop your knowledge and skills to practically apply to your next project.
We understand the value of learning by doing. That’s why our workshops are designed to provide you with a combination of fundamental theory, practical exercises and thought-provoking discussions. You’ll also receive our Ethical Human Centred Design Toolkit to support your future projects.
Portable's playbook: The Ethical HCD Toolkit
Our experts have worked hard to embed ethical principles and processes into all of our projects and we're happy to say that all attendees will be given access to Portable's personal HCD playbook. This toolkit provides you with the tools and resources to facilitate human-centred design projects that benefit your outcomes and the people you’re supporting.
The people powering our training
As an award winning co-design coach and Principal Design Strategist at Portable, Belinda is responsible for driving human-centred design principles, and challenging clients to always design with the end-user and communities in mind.
Belinda uses qualitative research and design thinking to develop, facilitate and synthesise co-design and research projects to better understand the core problems that shape potential solutions for clients.
Need training for your team, department or entire organisation?
As experts in capability building, the Portable team regularly facilitates co-design and ethical human-centred design workshops with organisations across each of our key impact areas including mental health, justice, the public sector and more.
Frequently Asked Questions
Our Ethical Human Centred Design Foundations course has been designed to accommodate those from all diverse backgrounds and industries.
No prior knowledge of human-centred design is required, with working groups being assigned based on a range of skills and experience.
With our experts there to support you throughout the session, we’re confident that you’ll find the course to be engaging and enjoyable while ensuring that you walk away with the tools to succeed.
Our Ethical Human Centred Design Foundations course is facilitated using Miro and Zoom. While there is no prior knowledge required, we do recommend creating an account for these programs and ensuring that you have a reliable internet connection on the day.
You’ll receive an email in the week leading up to the event which covers everything you’ll need to be ready on the day.
Once the session is complete, you’ll be given access to the course content, the Human Centred Design Toolkit, and the appropriate contact details to ensure that you can apply the skills you’ve gained out in the real world.
We’re always updating our planned courses so be sure to sign up to our waiting list if you feel that the upcoming training sessions aren’t suitable.
It’s important to note that the primary content covered in our Ethical Human Centred Design Foundations courses remains consistent across all sessions. We assign impact areas and sectors as a way of guiding the attendees to attend sessions likely to contain individuals from similar industries to facilitate more engaging conversations in working groups.
We sure do! Portable regularly facilitates co-design and ethical human-centred design workshops with organisations across mental health, justice, the public sector, and more.
Speak with our team today to find out more about booking a tailored session for your organisation.