Human-centered design is a creative approach to problem solving and program design. 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 prototypes; sharing what you’ve made with the people you’re designing for; and eventually putting your innovative new solution out in the world. Welcome to real program design!
Javier Perez serves as the director of Global Missions Programs & Impact at CBF, where he provides strategic direction for programs and strengthens organizational impact in accordance with CBF’s Mission Distinctives. With a Master of Public Administration from the University of Texas RGV and a Master of Theology from International Baptist Theological Seminary in Colombia, Javier has a focus on liberation theology and is passionate about uprooting structural causes of poverty and injustice, by designing evidence based social policies and programs with the greatest impact return for all investments.