Announcing This is HCD San Francisco — Let’s start a human-centered-design movement!

Gerry Scullion
Feb 20 · 3 min read

Late in 2019, I announced on Talking Shop with Andy Polaine, Adrienne Tan and Dr. John Curran that one of the exciting new initiatives that This is HCD was working on for 2020, was focussing on enabling our global audience to connect to form deeper relationships with one and another and connect over the common goal of ‘doing good’ through opening local chapters in cities around the world.

So far we have announced Sydney, Melbourne, Dublin, Berlin, Buenos Aires and now we are so excited to add our very first US Chapter — in San-Francisco!

Learn more about our This is HCD Chapters here.

Photo by Meriç Dağlı on Unsplash

I’m so excited about the potential of opening our first chapter in San-Francisco. There is no doubt in my mind, that in the tech capital of the world, there never has been a more important time to hosting events and meetups about human-centeredness and our impact on the planet.

We have a large listenership in the Bay area (#2, right after NYC) so excited about being able to promote about This is HCD events using our own advertising network.

Introducing David Brown as our San Franciscan Chapter Lead

When I heard that HCD is offering local chapters I knew it would be an incredible opportunity for Bay Area product and design communities to come together around human centeredness and social good. This is HCD has a place here in the Bay Area and I’m excited to be a part of launching the San Francisco chapter. David Brown — This is HCD San Francisco, Chapter Lead

About David

David is currently the Director of Business Development at DesignMap, a strategic product design agency that helps enterprise software companies with UX strategy, discovery, design and building core UX competency.He is a California native and former expat having lived in San Francisco, Los Angeles and London, England.

Connecting cities through podcasting

  • The ‘This is HCD’ global theme for 2020 is Design Politics, which will be tackled in the first This is HCD Conference in Dublin, on June 16 and 17. (Submissions open and tickets go on sale soon!)

How the This is HCD Meetups are different

  • This is HCD Board define a global-theme every six-months. The current theme is Design Politics

The Human Centered Design Network

This is HCD is focussed on capturing a representative voice of the industry by sharing a vision and understanding between the people who contribute to the creation of services in the world.

Gerry Scullion

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Founder of The Human-Centered-Design Network & TheAcademy.ie — Training & Education | Podcast Host @ThisisHCD. Fellowship Councillor of Ireland for theRSA.org

The Human Centered Design Network

This is HCD is focussed on capturing a representative voice of the industry by sharing a vision and understanding between the people who contribute to the creation of services in the world.

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