Week 5: The Water Boiling Guide

  I know this is last minute to change projects, but for weeks I had not been happy with my developing nations drinking water concept, and after debating between that and two other ideas, I’ve decided to change. I will attempt to re-contact my experts (or new experts) to get their opinions, but I am […]

Week 5: Guerilla Gardening Leverage Points

Group project with Crystal, Ludfi, and Nick. Extreme thanks to Crystal for the graphic treatment. Our points, both generally for the problem and specifically what Ron is doing is below: 12. Constants, parameters, numbers   Space for gardens, water access for growth, soil, labour time, driving distance to healthy food They are increasing the amount […]

Week 3: Experts and dirty water

  After getting frustrated over my system maps from last week, I needed to try to focus my research/thinking and find out more information about what I was most interested in. I knew I was most interested in drinking water and the unsanitary conditions worldwide. The statistics have been well documented by the World Health […]

Week 2: Concept for VidFlip

  The connected world takes and shares videos of what they experience like it’s air they’re breathing in. Whether it’s on instagram, facebook, youtube, vine, etc, people like to at the very least document what they experience, if not share it to the world. As a media professional with a background in television, there’s on […]

Week 2 – Response to: The Fable of the User-Centered Designer

  I sort of loved this reading. The content was great, and well laid out (good reader experience?). But, mostly, I loved the idea of taking a childhood story structure and replacing the lesson learned with something relevant to a group of adults today (like this example, technology designers). I’m sure this isn’t the first […]

Week 2 – All the fresh water (knowledge) one can find

  Since last week I fairly quickly focused on ideas (one of which I couldn’t really couldn’t get my mind off of), I thought I should take a step back. So, I tried to do much more reading about fresh water in general – situations happening in the world, and see if anything else caught […]

Week 1: Always On, Want to be disconnected

  I admit to being as attached to my phone as anyone else. My pocket feels bare without it, I check it habitually, without even consciously thinking about it, and when I have downtime, it generally feels like I have to use my phone…without it there is borderline anxiety. But I think I’m a bit […]

Week 1 – Fresh Water

  I’ve dug around through the references on our course syllabus, and from there began forming ideas or at least curiosities about fresh water. Fresh water is such a very vague concept that affects so many elements of human behavior, economical stability, sustainability, etc. It’s been tremendously altered world wide by climate change, damming, extracting, […]