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THE LIFE-CENTRED DIGITAL DESIGN WORKSHOP PART 2

Do More Good
with Digital Design

Learn how to transform your digital projects into a healthier and more regenerating part of the greater ecosystem by using non-human and non-user personas

THE LIFE-CENTRED DIGITAL DESIGN WORKSHOP PART 2

Do More Good
with Digital Design

Learn how to transform your digital projects into a healthier and more regenerating part of the greater ecosystem by using non-human and non-user personas

Overview

You want your digital business and products to become a healthy part of the planetary ecosystem, ones that give back what they take and regenerate 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.

Do More Good
With Digital Design

3.5-4 Hours
Online or In-person
Ecosystem Map
Non-human personas
Non-user personas
Free toolkit
Life centred design alignment

Aim

This workshop aims to teach you how to map the greater ecosystem your digital projects are a part of, to then identify the environments, animals, and vulnerable humans impacted, and to innovate regenerative ways to become more of a caretaker for them.

You’ll get to create and experiment with non-human and non-user personas and hear each other’s experiences. Through this process, you’ll enrich your team’s learning, from decision-makers higher up to designers working at the coal-face, so that you emerge aligned with a common mindset that helps you consider more than human needs while still achieving business goals. 

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.

  • Digital designers and teams, UX, UI, and Visual Designers, User Researchers, and UX Copywriters—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
Digital non-human persona

Outcomes and takeaways

  • How to map the ecosystem of digital products and businesses and their impacts on the world
  • How to create non-human and non-user personas and use them in design and decision-making to innovate business and design
  • A method to introduce ecosystem mapping and non-human personas to clients 
  • Complete toolkit

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.

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

In 2022, Damien produced The Life-Centred Design Guide, hub, framework, and toolkit to expand human-centred design to reduce its impact on the world. Through further experiments and workshops, he also produced The Non-human Persona Guide, method, and toolkit in 2023 to give nature and vulnerable humans a voice.

Join Damien to delve into new ways of thinking and designing that aim to design a thriving existence for all life.

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

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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

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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
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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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