Human-Centered Design

Participants in a Global Fund Data Use Initiative workshop ideate potential solutions for data use, Liberia (Photo Credit: Barb Knittel/JSI)

As global health challenges and new technologies evolve, public health solutions and the way we capture their effects must be creative, data-led, and most importantly, people-focused. At the heart of JSI's work is human-centered design (HCD), a process that fosters innovation, prioritizes learning, and puts people at the center of public health solutions.

In partnership with HCD specialists, we address a range of global health challenges, including identifying gaps in community health policy and programming to promote data use at all levels of the health system. The core principles of HCD align with JSI’s own values in cultivating an empathetic understanding of the end-users and their need for contextually appropriate solutions.

We focus on HCD achieving public health results:
We have applied HCD in the following countries:
  • Cote d'Ivoire
  • Ethiopia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Liberia
  • Sierra Leone
  • South Africa
  • Tanzania
  • Zimbabwe