Elemelons are all set to begin yet another adventure with a mix of old and new elements and all the new vigor. Let the journey begin!
Busy day indeed! After a hectic session of concept development and prototyping ideation, we decided to take a break, and I decided to let you take a peek into what we had been doing.
We had explored a lot of domains, and came across multitudes of problems, where sharing can play a key role. The insights gained from the literature research helped us move from the brainstorming stage, to narrowing down to the problem we wish to address.
We used the three aspects of environment ‘Giving back to society’, ‘ Environmental sustainability’ and ‘Social connectedness’ to help us make important decisions.
We are pretty excited about what’s more to come and I think I should get back to work now. 😀
Our storyboard depicting the concept of shared garden spaces in current societies. As we move towards urbanisation, the necessity of quality spaces is evident and on rise. We try to solve the problem with fields managed in collaboration,i.e., “shared responsibility”.
The team is buzzing with enthusiasm after having won the Mini Challenge 1. Yayyyy!! 😀
Mini Challenge 2 was a good exercise to break free from the mental block and expand our thinking into wider domains. Fingers crossed! 🙂
Problem- A wide communication gap exists between animals and humans, making it almost impossible to “share thoughts and feelings.”
Magic Machine- Hello Balloon-Magic Phone is a device which can convert speech of animals into human-understandable speech, and vice versa. The transceiver helps the two in communication and transfer of information and feelings, thus bridging the gap. It will reduce distress among animals and also help humans to be more social. For example, urgent sharing of information like stomach ache can be done easily.
The inspiration of the problem was based on reference reading material 4, which focused on sharing within society in general, instead of focusing just on humans.
The findings and the understanding from the literature review, captured.
After the interesting mini-challenge, we discuss our understanding and further direction to proceed.
We reflect back on an experience of one of our members, on how she shared luggage space while travelling, to help a friend get something from home. The understanding of the term ‘sharing’ in this scenario indeed helped us organise our thoughts earned from the literature research.