Mission of HCD-Net
IOn February 2004, the first official organization for the promotion of human-centered design, the "Human-centered Design Organization (HCD-Net)", was approved as a specified non-profit organization in Japan. The major goal of the HCD-Net is to support the industry in Japan to introduce the usability into the product development process and to circulate products with high usability by actively conducting illuminative campaigns and related activities. In order to promote the activity on HCD in Japan, the organization will convey all the findings and developments achieved by researchers not only to those who design, develop and supply products and services but also to general consumers and product distributors. At the same time, the organization will conduct various kinds of activities including conferences, lectures, seminars, research, consultations, evaluations/analysis, design/development support and other related activities, associated with the promotion of human-centered design. The HCD-Net was established with the objective of making significant improvements for the current ICT-based society, thus activating the economy and turning a society with greater flexibility and latitude in reality, thereby contributing to the enhancement of the broader public welfare.
Description of Six Activities