The Human Design System (HDS) describes the mechanics of the maya with amazing accuracy and strongly emphasizes individuality and uniqueness. It provides a calculation, which highlights specific codes from the language of life that are the cornerstones of your uniqueness. It also provides a bodygraph – a structured image of a human being, which displays these codes in a comprehensible and interrelated manner.

Its specific contribution to
- the relating of the I Ching to the movements of the cosmos through the
hexagram wheel
- the
calculation which provides a database of the unique imprint from the time of birth
- the placement of the data into the nine-centered
- its
depth of mapping our specific inborn potentials through to the details of our cognitive architecture
- its
inspiration for the name of this synthesis

The HDS is a fairly new system which has been brought into the world around 1990 by a man who named himself Ra Uru Hu. As a new system, it could have benefitted from fruitful exchange with other approaches and revisions based on open discussions. Unfortunately, this never happened, and until today the original HDS remains an isolated view of the human being.

In our attempt to integrate the Human Design System into a synthesis with other approaches to the human condition, we found a lot of valuable and extraordinary information in the system, but we also found a number of interpretations incompatible with our anthropology and experience of humankind. Today, our understanding of human design varies significantly and in many ways from the Human Design System. Our
FAQ mention some of the changes in our understanding.

The way we use the term ‘Human Design‘ or ‘Design‘ goes beyond the matrix of the Human Design System, which gives access to just a small fraction of your design as a human being. The Human Design System, a science of differentiation, refers to less than 0.1% of our genetic information - the genetic markers which carry the codes of our uniqueness.

‘Design‘ in the context of
INTEGRALHUMANDESIGN refers to the fact that every human being carries an imprint, which is both generically human and specifically unique. Our understanding of Design comprises not only the 0.1% of our genetic markers, but also other important elements of our specific human design, i.e. the structures of our brain that enable self-reflected consciousness, and the regulatory mechanisms in the brain that set us up for interpersonal heart-based connectedness.

In this sense,
INTEGRALHUMANDESIGN includes both aspects of design – our shared humanity and our unique differentiation.