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[ _______________ ] 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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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)

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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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.

The MakeGuffin Project

Nicholas Chan, Maria Alejandra Sandoval (2018) A relating-by-making environment for and by individuals on the Autism spectrum that enables individuals to bond and develop informal support systems as they share a common goal around a passion project. Process Paper: (PDF)

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.”

The Community Grounds Project

Michael Raineri (2017)

“Creating a circular economy by transforming spent coffee grounds into a fertilizer product, the sale of which supports local community benefit organizations.”

Time In

Jade Broomfield (2017)

“A program to counteract colorism in elementary schools using mindfulness to break the pattern of discouragement, lack of confidence and stereotyping.”

Hataat (In My Hand)

Tanvi Kareer (2017)

“A system for $2 per day workers in Western India that introduces concepts to help them save money and manage for the future.”

Get to Know

Mohammed Al-Thani (2017)

“In a country reliant on a declining oil industry, a program to open young students’ minds to career opportunities in science and research and connect them to mentors and relevant education.”

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