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About the LCD Lab

About the LCD Lab

Do more planetary good and less harm

The Life-centred Design Lab is an independent project by Damien Lutz for advancing design toward a more regenerative force.

The Life-Centred Design Lab develops tools, approaches, and mindsets to empower designers, businesses, schools, and governments to reduce the environmental and social harm caused by modern design and development-focused ways of living, and to do more planetary good via human activities.

Since 2021, Damien Lutz has been developing life-centred design through research, experimental project work, and workshops, and established the Lab website in 2023.

Our commitments

We walk our talk!

Using our privilege and value to regenerate and heal, we apply LCD to our own products, business, and channels to foster the transition of modern design to be more sustainable, regenerative, and socially just by considering all peoples, all animals, and all planet.

Do more planetary good and less harm

The Life-centred Design Lab is an independent project by Damien Lutz for advancing design toward a more regenerative force.

The Life-Centred Design Lab develops tools, approaches, and mindsets to empower designers, businesses, schools, and governments to reduce the environmental and social harm caused by modern design and development-focused ways of living, and to do more planetary good via human activities.

Since 2021, Damien Lutz has been developing life-centred design through research, experimental project work, and workshops, and established the Lab website in 2023.

Our commitments

We walk our talk!

Using our privilege and value to regenerate and heal, we apply LCD to our own products, business, and channels to foster the transition of modern design to be more sustainable, regenerative, and socially just by considering all peoples, all animals, and all planet.

Founder—Damien lutz

A veteran UX/UI Designer, researcher, and writer, Damien has spent over a decade in design and has taught UX, futuring, and life-centred design.

Since 2017,  he’s scouted the fringes of design to develop ways to fully realise it as a superpower for good. He is the founder of two online design hubs—futurescouring.com.au↗ and lifecentred.design—and authored three design guides—Future Scouting↗, The Life-centred Design Guide, and The Non-human Persona Guide.

He is also co-foundered The Life-centred Design Collective↗ and shares projects and insights on his Medium↗ blog.

Damien Lutz, author of The Non-human Persona Guide, The Life-centred Design Guide, and Future Scouting

“I help designers, teams, and organisations create better futures by amplifying their ability to regenerate the world and reduce their planetary harm.”

Founder—Damien lutz

Damien Lutz, author of The Non-human Persona Guide, The Life-centred Design Guide, and Future Scouting

“I help designers, teams, and organisations create better futures by amplifying their ability to regenerate the world and reduce their planetary harm.”

A veteran UX/UI Designer, researcher, and writer, Damien has spent over a decade in design and has taught UX, futuring, and life-centred design.

Since 2017,  he’s scouted the fringes of design to develop ways to fully realise it as a superpower for good. He is the founder of two online design hubs—futurescouring.com.au and lifecentred.design—and authored three design guides—Future Scouting, The Life-centred Design Guide, and The Non-human Persona Guide.

He is also co-foundered The Life-centred Design Collective and shares projects and insights on his Medium blog.

Take the lead

Life-centred design aligns designers and businesses with global goals, and gives them the skills to respond to today’s wicked problems in practical and measurable ways.

#2 Amazon Best Seller in Engineering Design, Dec ’22

“The ideas really resonated with me as I’ve felt this growing unease with human centred design’s echo chamber”

“Super helpful tools for designers… I’ll be sharing them with the students.”

“An amazing book about the topic.”

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Damien Lutz, author of The Non-human Persona Guide, The Life-centred Design Guide, and Future Scouting

We replenish what we use

A percentage of profits from design guides by Damien Lutz are donated to onetreeplanted.org to replace the trees used to create the books

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Lifecentred.design aims to be low carbon, inclusive, and regenerative

This site's hosting is green

Energy used by the web hosting servers is offset by 3 times as much renewable energy returned to the grid

100 trees planted!

To regenerate trees used to make my books, I donate a percentage of sales from lifecentred.design and futurescouting.com.au to onetreeplanted.org

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Lifecentred.design aims to be low carbon, inclusive, and regenerative

This site's hosting is green

Energy used by the web hosting servers is offset by 3 times as much renewable energy returned to the grid

100 trees planted!

To regenerate trees used to make my books, I donate a percentage of sales from lifecentred.design and futurescouting.com.au to onetreeplanted.org

Page CO2 emissions
Shown for high-traffic pages only

Sustainable web strategies are used to reduce page load emissions. Current industry standard is 0.5g/page view—all lifecentred.design pages are under

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Lifecentred.design aims to be low carbon, inclusive, and regenerative

This site's hosting is green

Energy used by the web hosting servers is offset by 3 times as much renewable energy returned to the grid

100 trees planted!

To regenerate trees used to make my books, I donate a percentage of sales from lifecentred.design and futurescouting.com.au to onetreeplanted.org

Page CO2 emissions
Shown for high-traffic pages only

Sustainable web strategies are used to reduce page load emissions. Current industry standard is 0.5g/page view—all lifecentred.design pages are under

Page accessibility rating
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Lifecentred.design aims to be low carbon, inclusive, and regenerative

This site's hosting is green

Energy used by the web hosting servers is offset by 3 times as much renewable energy returned to the grid

100 trees planted!

To regenerate trees used to make my books, I donate a percentage of sales from lifecentred.design and futurescouting.com.au to onetreeplanted.org

Page CO2 emissions
Shown for high-traffic pages only

Sustainable web strategies are used to reduce page load emissions. Current industry standard is 0.5g/page view—all lifecentred.design pages are under

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