White T-shirts are distributed among Greenpeace members and any willing participant living in the Camden area. T-shirt are equipped with a GPS tracker and an air pollution sensor. People wear the t-shirt for one day conducting their normal routine. At the end of the day the t-shirts will be collected an sprayed with ink in order to visualise the level of pollution participants are being exposed to. The used ink is derived from air pollution itself (AirInk produced by the MIT - Media Lab). After being collected and sprayed with the AirInk, the t-shirts will be then displayed in an exhibition. Pollution, unlike other environmental issues such as waste disposal, is not visible, therefore often neglected. The exhibition will help raise public awareness discuss about this common issue.
Firstly I compiled a bullet point list in which I wrote every key elements that the poster should mention. Then, I created sketches in order to explore possible layouts for the poster. The poster was evaluated several times and the second version is the result of a reiterative process. Version 2 tries to guide more the viewers letting them better understand the design process of our solution. User researches are a strong part of the design process and the first layout was confusing the viewer.
The final result was a success. We submitted our application to CHI and together with only other 11 groups worldwide, we have been accepted to present at the CHI conference that will take place on late April 2018.
Following some feedback from CHI reviewers:
I am impressed by the author's creativity with the solution that they describe [...]. I must say this is my favourite SDC project yet and it will be one of the ones that I put forward as a potential winner. Well done!
The authors have engaged a variety of stakeholders at multiple important points during the design stage, in fact their engagement of target users is thorough and extensive. This project could be implemented in any large city with similar gravitas, so I find that it would have international impact.
🥑 TEAM AVOCADO - This project is the result of a collaborative effort. Together with me, the members of the team who took part in the entire design process are: Jack Solomon, Mihaela Dimitrova, Yunsheng Su and Zihe Liu.