Mobile First? In reality, it's *humans* first. We cannot preach outwardly about empathy for those we're designing for (re: human beings) if as designers, researchers, architects, developers (and on and on) we're not supporting each other. The notion of being human-centered has an innate synergy between design process (and ultimate product) and office culture (and empathetic interactions). To the benefit of both dynamics, those touch points are identifiable exploitable.
A "human-centered mindset" means people are at the center of everything in a business: empathy and compassion guide our hand across personnel, process, and product. Creating with compassion in an environment fueled by compassion means we never lose sight of what it's all about: people. Beyond functioning in this manner because "it's the right thing to do", quality of work, loyalty internally (team) and externally (users), and product innovation are all benefits to reap.
- Identify and leverage human-centered approaches that support both office culture and design process
- Infuse tangible inspiration back into your digital work
- Pause with intent (slow down for quality and connection)
- Function with humility, removing creativity-inhibiting ego from culture and process