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D&S researcher Bonnie Tijerina wins support from the Knight Foundation’s Prototype Fund to develop a human-centered design process for librarians.

In addition to receiving $35,000 in funding, Prototype Fund projects go through a six-month process that begins with a three-day course in human-centered design, facilitated by LUMA Institute. Building on that training to better develop their projects, the teams gather six months later for a demo day to share their discoveries and developments. They join an expanding network of innovators seeking to provide better ways to inform and engage communities with the information that is essential to their lives.