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New Post! Welcoming Shawn Harris: Our Spring ’21 Designers in Residence

Projects

The Lone eSportsman

Jisheng Chen (2019) To tackle gaming toxicity and create a safer and more inclusive online environment, Jisheng Chen co-designed with NYC’s gaming community a social role playing game that encourages conversation, builds safe boundaries and cultivates sportsmanship within eSports communities. Process Paper: (PDF)

Restore

Jessica Panicola (2019) A participatory assessment for small businesses to improve the trauma-sensitivity of their spaces and increase accessibility. Process Paper: (PDF)

From the Block

Jelynne Morse, Zoe Bordenet (2019) A civic engagement tool supporting grassroots activists advocating for the use of local knowledge to shape city policies. Process Paper: (PDF)

Returnity

Catalina Cipri, Taylor Sokolowski (2019) A data-driven service that enables companies and working parents to build an equitable workplace together. Process Paper: (PDF)

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)

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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)

Hey Polly

Sandy Wijaya Guberti-Ng, Alejandro Cercas (2018) An open-source online platform which helps communities and cities with limited English proficient populations (LEP) create more equitable access to vital services. Process Paper: (PDF) www.pollyportal.com.

Wealthier With Water

Pragya Mahendru (2017)

“A new subscription model that gives residents of Odisha, India increased access to clean water, building on the work of Spring Health, an existing water delivery service.”

Chinatown Connects

Siqi Liang (2017)

“A community newspaper created by and for Chinese seniors to solve their issues of loneliness and isolation in the United States.”

From Experience, With Love

Genieve Ramrattan (2017)

“A service, in partnership with Meals-on-Wheels, that connects local youth with homebound seniors in East Harlem to increase their health and wellbeing.”

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