Savant Financial Technologies d/b/a Ariel Partners

1501 Broadway 12th Floor

New York, NY 10036

(646) 467-7394 | fax (413) 541-7781

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centered design

Human-centered design is a creative approach to problem solving. It’s a process that starts with the people you’re designing for and ends with new solutions that are tailor made to suit their needs. Human-centered design is all about building a deep empathy with the people you’re designing for; generating tons of ideas; building a bunch of prototypes; sharing what you’ve made with the people you’re designing for; and eventually putting your innovative new solution out in the world.

HCD Workshops

UX UI Services

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& Web


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Our two-day Advancing Innovation workshop is an intimate, peer-to-peer learning experience that will deepen your knowledge and understanding of the LUMA System.


Based on the interests and goals of each group, we use a mix of coaching and individualized practice sessions to help you sharpen your human-centered design skills and be prepared to:


Spark enthusiasm for innovation within your organization

Plan and apply the LUMA System on various projects

Lead teams to do collaborative work

Help your colleagues grow and develop their own design skills

What You’ll Get:

Expert instruction around your own workplace challenges

Deeper mastery of a common language for problem-solving

Hands-on practice to expand human-centered design

Guidance on how to encourage adoption of human-centered design in your workplace

LUMA’s Project Planning Kit

LUMA’s bibliographies on:

Collections of Methods

“Innovating for People” Handbook Methods

Historical Classics

Innovation for Business


  • Introductions

  • Demo

  • Overview of HCD Mindsets and Methods

  • Hopes and Fears Workshop

  • Stakeholder Map Workshop

  • Empathy Map Workshop

  • As-Is Scenario Workshop

  • Persona Definition Workshop

  • Journey Mapping

  • Brainstorming/Ideation Workshop

  • Future State Design Workshop