Welcome to This Human.
We have built this space for you.
We would like to help you become a force of nature through your work. It all starts with developing yourself, your impact will then follow.
There are a few places you can start.
About This Human
This Human serves world builders and creators.
It comprises books, courses, and communities. Its mission is to focus on what it takes to be the person doing the designing and help support those who work tirelessly to design and lead in deliberate and meaningful ways.
This Human is about you.
If you’re curious, open-minded, and are seeking to become masterful in your craft of leading and designing meaningful change, This Human will empower you to maximise the impact of your work.
This Human is about self-leadership.
It’s about supporting you through new insight into yourself, new knowledge about what makes people tick and access to a supportive network of people, just like you, wanting to improve their impact.
This Human is about self-exploration (and excavation) to become increasingly successful in your leadership or design practice—to grasp all that’s going on inside you to positively influence your work.
This Human is based on real experience.
This Human sets out a comprehensive framework of mindsets, tools, competencies, and practices that Melis has developed, implemented, and proven as significant enablers of change within great leaders and designers.
With insights from her own leadership in corporations and her design firm, plus proven tools from her executive coaching practice, This Human offers a solid foundation for your practice that you can return to, time and time again.
Dr. Senova knows what she’s talking about. Here’s a body of work you can treasure, savor, and revisit at every stage of your creative life.
Marty Neumeier Best-selling author of the Brand Gap and Zag. Director of CEO Branding @ Liquid Agency
Design Character Course
Your design character increases your potency, confidence, and impact in your work.
The accredited, 8-week Design Character course teaches the elements of design character, how to develop them within yourself and your teams, and how to situate yourself within the design world.
- 12 hours of real time online tuition by Dr Melis Senova.
- Access to This Human Community, and copies of This Human and Design Character books.
- Ongoing access to curated list of resources and action experiments
- Accredited by RMIT - elective in the Master of Design Futures
“Oh, it’s my number one for reminding me about being a human.”
Jason Davey Design Principal at Design Farm Collective & Founder at en-MaaS
“Reminds me to re-read before I start my next project! A great book.”
Pippa Hurst Senior Marketing and Communication Advisor at Lindy Johnson and Creative/Founder and Creative Director at DesignFreo
This Human Essentials Course
Deep Insight. Clear Communication. Strong Delivery.
This course will provide the essential ingredients to gain more traction with your design work. Facilitated live by Melis Senova, it summarises the key learnings from the book, this human.
- 4.5 hours of real time online tuition by Dr Melis Senova.
- Access to This Human Community.
- Ongoing access to curated list of resources.
- Valueable connection to amazing people in your field.
“Honestly, it’s the kind of book that you can open a random page, read it and you’ll get something from it.”
Adibowo Rusli Designer
“Definitely something you keep coming back to refocus. Everytime you learn something new not only an approach but yourself as well.”
Binu Perera Experience Architect & Co-founder Biotic Studio