Jun 7, 2015

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Group 2: Makarba


¨The day started after breakfast, when we had an introductory session about the history of the Honey Bee Network and the kind of work that they perform on a daily basis to create a knowledge bank of innovative concepts.


¨We then had a session with Professor Anil Gupta on the objectives of the Summer Innovation School and what is expected from us.

¨We exposed to concepts in Social Innovation, Ecological Design, and Empathetic Design.

¨It was insightful to look at things from a socio-ecological point of view.



¨We then had a session with Professor Kate Bissett Johnson, who spoke on the need of developing a more sustainable view of designing things.

¨Design should not just be about making money by selling things, but the life cycle of a product, its social and environmental impact and the need for its existence must always be questioned.

¨We had an interactive activity where we made quick presentations, acting as a recap for the sites that we visited for our Field Studies and made maps of the site from out memories.

¨We also searched for at least one innovative social innovation that the target group had developed.



¨The Social Innovation that we chose to present was a modified revolving chair.

¨This chair had its upper body cut out, making use of only the bottom revolving system along with its stand.

¨This stand was then adapted to hold a Plaster of Paris mould that could be tightened by rotating the mould on the revolving chair’s flat surface modification.



¨Following our session of Social Responsibility, Professor Kate was later joined by Professor Shashank Mehta who introduced us to various brainstorming techniques.

¨We brainstormed on our experiences during the field visit by using the Random Checklist and Organised Checklist Method.

¨We later used our Organised Checklist to build a mind map of the entire experience.




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