Conduct a 28 hour physical product hack-a-thon with a human-centered element that brings together the university, the community and the maker movement
Design for America & Chancellor’s Public Engagement Fellow
As part of my responsibilities as a Chancellor’s Public Engagement Fellow, I sought to bring human-centered design to the Maker movement and the community through Design for America. Thus the concept of a human-centered design make-a-thon for the community was born.
Through Design for America, I worked with Makers UIUC and the Fablab to organize a 28 hour event open to all members of the community. Clark-Lindsey, a retirement village, was an exclusive title sponsor and helped contribute a human centered touch to the event by inviting their residents to act as subject matter experts and users.