HCD Immersion

A method from the human-centered design community.

A form of role playing but deeply emerging yourself in the role. Do what the person you are empathizing does.  Trying to empathize with a farm worker. Go work on a farm. Live the lifestyle of the people you are empathizing and designing for.

"There’s no better way to understand the people you’re designing for than by immersing yourself in their lives and communities."  Design Kit