Human-centered design is a relatively recent approach to design and problem solving in which the abilities, needs, and desires of the people affected by the design solution are integral to every aspect of the design and development of solutions. Human-centered design distinguishes itself from more traditional roles of the designer in which design was about creating style and visual appeal. Traditionally, a designer was included after the idea or product had been developed, resulting in a design process that was limited to creating a look and feel for the product. In human-centered design, the design of a product or process includes the development of the basic idea through its implementation with a focus on the people affected.

In human-centered design processes, there is often reference ...

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