Sher Vogel

Sher Vogel is MIT D-Lab’s Global Trainings Manager, where she oversees participatory design workshops across Africa, Latin America and Southeast Asia. She works with MIT D-Lab staff and partner facilitators from around the world to develop, document and deliver practical curriculum with diverse teams to co-create solutions to complex challenges. She also serves as the course curator for MIT D-Lab’s Inclusive Innovation Professional Education course.

Articles by Sher Vogel

  • Sher Vogel

    Co-Creating a More Equitable World: The Transformative Benefits of Participatory Design

    Technology is often designed for people — not with them or by them. Participatory design, says Sher Vogel of MIT D-Lab, is meant to change that. She explores how the method, which actively involves end-users in the design process, can produce products that are better aligned to people’s needs, while also building the skills and confidence of participants. Vogel explains how the process can be applied to business, technology and humanitarian aid, summarizes some challenges it can present, and shares links to upcoming MIT D-Lab courses that can provide a framework.

    Technology, WASH
    innovation, product design
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