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A LIFE-CENTRED DESIGN WORKSHOP

Do Less Harm &
More Good
With Design

Learn how to transform your projects into healthier and more regenerative parts of their greater ecosystem by using ecosystem mapping and non-human/non-user personas

A LIFE-CENTRED DESIGN WORKSHOP

Do Less Harm &
More Good
With Design

Learn how to transform your projects into healthier and more regenerative parts of their greater ecosystem by using ecosystem mapping and non-human/non-user personas

Overview

You want your business and products to become a healthy part of the planetary ecosystem, one that gives back to what it takes from and regenerates the world.

Join us for a lifecentred.design session in which you’ll learn how to map the ecosystem of your activities to identify the parts of nature and invisible humans impacted.

In this 5-hour workshop, you’ll learn how to create an ecosystem map to identify and leverage points for life-centred change. And we’ll enlist the use of non-human and non-user personas to give nature and invisible humans a voice as you innovate ways to do more good.

The output of these strategies can support ESG commitments and complement existing for-purpose strategies.

Key Features

1 Day
Online or In-person
Ecosystem Mapping
Non-human/non-user persona creation and innovation
Sustainable design strategies
Free toolkit

1.

Map your ecosystem and impacts

2.

Identify non-humans and non-users

3.

Connect and empathise

4.

Innovate and regenerate

A circular diagram representing an ecosystem map

Ecosystem mapping

This workshop aims to teach you how to map the greater ecosystem that your projects are a part of, to then identify the environments, animals, and vulnerable humans impacted.

Digital non-human persona

Non-human personas

You’ll get to create and experiment with personas to give your non-humans and non-users a voice in design and decision-making and learn how to innovate for their needs.

Life centred design alignment

Outcomes & takeaways

  • Ecosystem Mapping—How to map the ecosystem of products, services, businesses and urban places, and their impacts on the world
  • Non-human Personas—How to create non-human and non-user personas
  • Use non-human and non-user personas to innovative regenerative and sustainable solutions
  • Client method—An ecosystem mapping and non-human persona method to introduce to clients 
  • Complete toolkit

Foster a safer and fairer world

Benefit from 2 years of knowledge

With exclusive insights from around the world

Giving you a solid point-of-difference

Who is this for?

This workshop spans design and business innovation, and how they are co-dependant, so it is suited for both designers and business decision-makers, of all ages and experience levels.

  • Industrial designers, urban designers, architects, and teams—The design strategies include systems thinking and behavioural design to help designers zoom out to see the bigger picture and innovate solutions from new business models, non-human/non-user needs, and enabling supportive user/citizen behaviour
  • Product owners, Business Owners, Decision-makers—The innovation strategies include exploring new business models based on giving back to the systems they take from and collaborating with others to shift from being just takers to becoming inspiring caretakers
Designers, managers, and decision-makers

Meet your facilitator

Damien Lutz

A veteran UX/UI Designer, researcher, and writer, Damien has spent over a decade in design, and since 2017 he’s scouted the fringes of design for ways to fully realise it as a superpower for good.

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

2021
– Produced the Future Scouting speculative design game, book, and hub to help designers invent things from the future to guide today’s decisions.

2022
– Produced The Life-Centred Design Guide, hub, framework, and toolkit to expand human-centred design to reduce its impact on the world.
– Lectured and workshopped with students at Sydney University about non-human/non-user personas and using data to inform life-centred design innovation

2023
– Damien produced
The Non-human Persona Guide, method, and toolkit in 2023 to give nature and vulnerable humans a voice.
– Worked with University Technology Sydney to incorporate non-human personas into curriculums
– Presented and workshopped with climate professionals at AdaptNSW 2023

Enquire now

Take the lead

Lead the way by redesigning your products and business to reduce environmental and social harm and regenerate the people and environments your system relies on.

“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.”

Two books standing on and angle, The Non-human Persona Guide and The Life-centred Design Guide

#2 Amazon Best Seller in Engineering Design, Dec ’22 (The Life-centred Design Guide)

Take the lead

Lead the way by redesigning your products and business to reduce environmental and social harm and regenerate the people and environments your system relies on.

Two books standing on and angle, The Non-human Persona Guide and The Life-centred Design Guide

#2 Amazon Best Seller in Engineering Design, Dec ’22 (The Life-centred Design Guide)

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

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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

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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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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

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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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