In—Process

Identity, Digital

Overview

Outcomes

Details

Summary

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center is devoted to showcasing equitable design innovations that are making life better for all people. In-Process is a virtual extension of this mission – it is a platform for celebrating innovators and the projects they have created, as well as being an easy-to-use tool that students and educators can use to learn how to use the human-centered design process to create their own innovations.

Background

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center takes visitors on an interactive journey that brings to life the connections we share with others across the globe. The exhibition space is open to the public and is a frequent destination for school trips for students of all ages. The center is home to rotating exhibitions showcasing innovations and inventions focused in education, health and poverty that are helping to create a world where every person has the opportunity to live a healthy and productive life.

Organization Type

Exhibition space and visitor experience center

Assignment

Create a website that teaches the human-centered design process and shares examples of that process in action.

Client

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center

Years

2018 — 2019

Location

Seattle, WA

Approach

In-Process is a digital platform focused on both educating the user about how to use the human-centered design process, while also showing real-life examples of innovators who have used the process to create their own projects.

Users begin the process by choosing a cause and a question that they would like to address, such as “How can we utilize undeveloped or underdeveloped land to grow food?” Once a cause is chosen, the user enters the Research & Discover phase and is guided through a series of questions about the people and the key issues at the heart of the issue. The user then begins brainstorming opportunities for designing solutions. The process ends with a photo generator built into the site that allows the user to upload images of their sketches so they can share their design with the world.

Quote

“There’s not a time for men and a time for women…it’s a time to build the future of our country right now…for all of us. If any group is excluded from that, it’s not the future that we want to see.”

– Rebecca Chiao, Co-founder of Harassmap

Components

Copywriting, Digital Collateral System, Information Architecture, Wireframing, User Experience Design, User Interface Design and Development, CMS Development

Technical Specs

HTML, CSS, JavaScript, WordPress

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A set of custom animations were designed for use on the site and social media.
A tool for people of all ages to learn how the design process can be used to address real-life challenges and help create a more equitable world.
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In-Process is a digital platform focused on both educating the user about how to use the human-centered design process, while also showing real-life examples of innovators who have used the process to create their own projects.

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The step-by-step human-centered design process is shown in action through four compelling, real life examples.

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Users begin the process by choosing a cause and a question that they would like to address.

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A mobile-view of the site. In-Process is accessible, responsive, and easy to navigate across various devices and browsers.

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Once a cause is chosen, the user enters the Research & Discover phase and is guided through a series of questions about the people and the key issues at the heart of the issue. The user then begins brainstorming opportunities for designing solutions. The process ends with a photo generator built into the site that allows the user to upload images of their sketches so they can share their design with the world.

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A newsprint piece available to visitors of The Discovery Center.

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The process ends with a photo generator built into the site that allows the user to upload images of their sketches so they can share their design with the world.

VIII

A tote bag bearing the In-Process brand animation.

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