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Technologies For Designing Change

by Karina Davila (Class of 2017) and Nada Azem (Class of 2017)

The class of 2017 has come a long way since January, when we were given an Arduino in our Technologies For Designing Change class. Even though many of us had never seen an Arduino, or even heard of it, we were told that by the end of the semester we would create a solution to a social issue using one.

And that’s what happened.

Last week, our class presented a wide range of final prototypes, addressing everything from eldercare in China, canine adoption in the U.S., food waste, a tool to stop texting while driving, reduce landfill, sound pollution and personal safety.

Through the synthesis of research into product and prototype technology systems, we were able to find solutions for social issues we care about.

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