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.
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.
Exhibition space and visitor experience center
Create a website that teaches the human-centered design process and shares examples of that process in action.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center
2018 — 2019
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.
“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
Copywriting, Digital Collateral System, Information Architecture, Wireframing, User Experience Design, User Interface Design and Development, CMS Development
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.
Verbalizing design is another act of design.Kenya Hara from Designing Design
Your culture (whoever you are) is as important as our culture (whoever we are).Colors Magazine
A designer’s role is a role of good citizenship.Milton Glaser
The goal of design is to elevate expectations and make something artful.Paula Scher
We have to overcome the obstacles and rise up to the challenges.Emory Douglas Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party
Graphic design is not a luxury, but a necessity.Wim Crouwel
Consider everything an experiment.Sister Corita Kent
Good art inspires; Good design motivates.Otl Aicher
Design is art that people use.Ellen Lupton
Design is just language and the real issue is what you use that language to do.Tibor Kalman
To complicate is simple.Bruno Munari
To simplify is complicated.
Everybody is able to complicate.
Only a few can simplify.
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