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Projects

Just Ask.

Jessica Silver, Sofia Granefelt Lauren (2018) How can the design of health clinics inside jails and prisons improve people’s ability to give and receive healthcare? Can it change the fact that people behind bars lose two years of life expectancy for every one they spend there? Just Ask a novel and simple approach that surfaces…

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32 Flavors of Black Women

Jeralyn Powell (2018) Exploring how the intersectionality of being black and a woman affects self-discovery and perception of future selves, 32 Flavors creates a safe space to be accepted and validated while experiencing their multi-faceted identity. Process Paper: (PDF)

[ _______________ ] Estuvo Aquí / Was Here

Andrea Archer (2018) A program that applies the social design process to the effort to solve the overwhelming issues of the opioid epidemic in public parks. Estuvo Aquí/Was Here shifts from working on the symptoms of public injection and discarded syringes to the urgent need for supporting health in the most vulnerable populations. Process Paper:…

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Moms Make Books

Amanda Finuccio (2018) A bookmaking workshop for mothers with children between ages 4 and 12 who want sexual health development to begin at home, and include the messages and values they want to impart to their children. Process Paper: (PDF)

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Mayu Inoue (2018) A program that uses rich, indigenous stories to address the unintended chasm between African-born immigrant vendors and the communities in which they live. Process Paper: (PDF)

Guardians of the Ocean Club

Parppim Pimmaratana (2018) An in-school program that inspires children to rescue beloved ocean species by reducing plastic trash, and through them, to influence adults to do the same. Process Paper: (PDF)

Headway: A Survivors’ Guide To Survivorship

Stephen Morrison, Hrudaya Veena Yanamandala (2018) A real-time survivor’s guide to support for cancer survivors, Headway connects survivors to each other, and to caring experts who can give them what they need to thrive. Process Paper: (PDF)

Canversation

Chuyao Geng, Ishita Jain (2018) More than 7,000 “local recyclers” divert recyclables from the landfills, but their contribution is not known. Canversation provides an interactive stage and behind-the-scenes understanding that changes the way New Yorkers see their lives and contributions. Process Paper: (PDF)

VRbal

Yuka Fukuoka (2018) A step-by-step approach to building confidence and reducing anxiety in people who stutter, particularly in stressful situations, such as job interviews. Process Paper: (PDF)

Rebite

Zongliang Shang, Phoenix Chen (2018) Helping reduce the half a billion pounds of fruit waste generated annually by restaurants in New York City by training young chefs to become zero-waste chefs who repurpose excess fruit into innovative dishes and beverages. Process Paper: (PDF)

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