inCompass Human-Centered Innovation Lab is
both iDE’s in-house innovation lab and a non-profit HCD consultancy that
pioneers and advocates Human-Centered Innovation to design products and services
for the developing world. inCompass
works with iDE Country Programs across the globe along with external clients to
provide HCD support and consulting to design products, services, marketing
strategies, markets, and systems; in fact, most projects combine several of
these elements in order to deliver a holistic and sustainable solution. And whenever possible aims to seed a culture of Human-Centered
Design to their partners’ organizations and their employees.
inCompass was founded in 2011 at iDE Cambodia
where the Lab continues to be based.
inCompass’ designers and researchers live and work in the field as do
the other HCD practitioners throughout other iDE Country Programs. inCompass has worked on a range of topics
including: water access (households & schools), hygiene, sanitation, waste
management, rural electrification, sustainability, agriculture, irrigation, and
micro-entrepreneurship. To date,
inCompass has worked in Cambodia, Vietnam, Nepal, Ethiopia,
Zambia and Ghana. Partners and clients include:
philanthropic funders, non-government organizations, multi-lateral and
bi-lateral agencies, and companies focused on serving developing world markets.