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The objective of Local401 is to develop and test human centered product design strategies in local communities. The process focuses on developing partnerships and participating in engaged research, ...

The objective of Local401 is to develop and test human centered product design strategies in local communities. The process focuses on developing partnerships and participating in engaged research, where it is crucial to meet, work with, and learn from, local overlooked communities. The solutions utilize a variety of local material scrap, and manufacturing cut-off, creating an affordable and sustainable product. Production jobs and job training will be made available to homeless individuals in the community. Local 401 aims to connect local communities with local resources to develop local solutions.

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  • Street Sights first annual creative writing calendar Calendars go on sale December 17 Today I Stand Only $8 each By Naomi Caniff I sit back and remember What it‛s like to be without I‛ve walked in shadow The purpose of selling the calendar is to raise needed funds to keep Street I was secure in my doubt Never would I walk away from the pain Sights operational, and to provide better service to those in need by keep- Never had I imagined a life lived without bondage & chains Until the day I fell upon my knees ing the doorway of communication open to the society as a whole. Surrendering was all I had left in me I‛m no longer the lost woman standing on the street I‛m no longer the one who is abused & beat I rise up from the ashes of my defeat Today I stand with my back stood tall Today I stand in yesterday‛s fall I‛m no longer the daughter who is missing I‛m no longer the one, who gives it all up with some winking & kissing… Today I stand freed Where once I was bound To the lies I believed Today I stand in my past mistakes Today I stand because I‛m willing to do whatever it takes Today I live… …TODAY I STAND “I‛ve been writing poetry since I was a child as a way to express myself without any barriers or boundaries. I find it a way of re- leasing my ‘true self.‛ I enjoy the Arts, theater, singing and paint- ing. I feel privileged to be a part Photo: Nathan Bastien of something bigger than myself.” October 2009 Su n M on Tu e Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 3 2009calendar 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Street Sights serves as a forum for advocates, homeless and formally homeless individuals, students, state officials, and the general public to share accurate and honest information about issues relating to homelessness. Our goal is to shed light on a 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 subject not often addressed, and to some degree ignored. We aim to provoke discussion and give a voice to the voiceless in our com- munity. We provide a space free of judgment, in which we recog- nize the dignity and worth of each person and in doing so 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 empower the group as a whole. The purpose of selling the calendar is to raise needed funds to keep Street Sights operational, and to provide better service to those in need by keeping the doorway of communication open to Amos house has a lot available to the public; you should stop in and visit the society as a whole. and give your support, or if you need any services just ask. www.streetsights.org
  • 401 Human Centered Product Development Strategies Connecting local Communities with Local Resources Home Mission Locals Services Process Projects NEWS Mission: Human Centered Design for Local Communities LOCAL401’s First To develop and test human centered product design strategies in local communities. The pro- Project: Affordable Dry-Packs made from cess focus on developing partnerships and participating in engaged research, where it is crucial excess marine uphol- to meet, work with, and learn from, local overlooked communities. The solutions utilize a variety stery of local material scrap, and manufacturing cut-off, creating an affordable and sustainable Street Sights product. Production jobs and job training will be made available to homeless individuals in the annual Calendar: community. Local 401 aims to connect local communities with local resources creating local On sale Dec 17th solutions. Only $8 each FRIENDS Street Sights: Rhode Islands only street Newspaper. HPAC: Example Strategy: One Product Two Markets Homeless Peoples Action Committee Subsidized Product Purchase for Homeless Community Production Tools Product Manual HOPE: (Sewing Machine) and Training Brown run: Housing Opportunities for $1x People Everywhere Socially Responsible Production of Sold by Local Retail at $1x 401 Product Idea Product (creates jobs) $5x over production cost $3x CONTACT Nathan Bastien nbastien@g.risd.edu www.local401design. com
  • 401 Human Centered Product Development Strategies Connecting local Communities with Local Resources Home Mission Locals Services Process Projects NEWS Design For: The Individual - The Organization - The Community LOCAL401’s First Project: Affordable Dry-Packs made from excess marine uphol- -Reasearch -Prototyping stery PINK RIDES: RISD Community -Development -Manufacturing Bike Share Program hits the ground rolling -Design -Consulting FRIENDS Street Sights: Rhode Islands only street Newspaper. HPAC: Homeless Peoples Action Committee HOPE: Brown run: Housing Opportunities for People Everywhere CONTACT Nathan Bastien nbastien@g.risd.edu www.local401design. com View slide
  • 401 Human Centered Product Development Strategies Connecting local Communities with Local Resources Home Mission Locals Services Process Projects NEWS Socially Engaged Research: Participate in the Community LOCAL401’s First Project: Affordable Dry-Packs made from excess marine uphol- stery -Meet the community PINK RIDES: RISD Community Bike Share -Spend time and get to Program hits the ground rolling know the individual -Eat at the soup kitchen FRIENDS Street Sights: Rhode Islands only -Spend an evening at street Newspaper. the shelter HPAC: Homeless Peoples -Share your experiences Action Committee HOPE: Brown run: Housing -Learn about others Opportunities for People Everywhere -Be Observant -Listen CONTACT Nathan Bastien nbastien@g.risd.edu www.local401design. com View slide
  • 401 Human Centered Product Development Strategies Connecting local Communities with Local Resources Home Mission Locals Services Process Projects NEWS St. John’s Meal Site: Developing Partnerships with HPAC and HPOE LOCAL401’s First Project: Affordable Dry-Packs made from excess marine uphol- stery PINK RIDES: RISD Community Bike Share Program hits the ground rolling FRIENDS Street Sights: Rhode Islands only street Newspaper. HPAC: Homeless Peoples Action Committee HOPE: Brown run: Housing Opportunities for People Everywhere HPAC is the Homeless Peoples Action Committee. They are a group of homeless individuals who organize out- reach and provide services to other homeless individuals, headed by Jonh Joyce. I met John early in the process CONTACT and he has been one of my main advisors for the project. Currently HPAC runs a sit down meal site on Tuesdays Nathan Bastien and an overnight shelter every night temperatures drop below 40. HPAC works directly with HOPE a Brown nbastien@g.risd.edu student group. www.local401design. com
  • 401 Human Centered Product Development Strategies Connecting local Communities with Local Resources Home Mission Locals Services Process Projects NEWS LOCAL401’s First Project: Affordable Insights: From Conversations with the Community Dry-Packs made from excess marine uphol- stery -Not having an id is the only factor that would deny you acess to Cross- PINK RIDES: roads Shelter. If the beds are full RISD Community Bike Share you sleep on the floor. Program hits the ground rolling -After 911 it is against the law for shelters to provide lockable storage. FRIENDS -You Have to be out by 9 am and Street Sights: Rhode Islands only checked back in by 5 pm. street Newspaper. HPAC: -You have to carry your possessions Homeless Peoples with you throughout the day. Action Committee HOPE: -Many choose not to stay at the Brown run: Housing shelters because it is “degrading” Opportunities for People Everywhere -If it’s raining you and the contents of your packs will get wet. -Between 5 different meal sites in Providence you can eat three meals CONTACT a day most days of the week. Nathan Bastien nbastien@g.risd.edu www.local401design. com
  • 401 Human Centered Product Development Strategies Connecting local Communities with Local Resources Home Mission Locals Services Process Projects NEWS Identifying Design Opportunities: How could your pack be better? LOCAL401’s First Project: Affordable Dry-Packs made from -Water Proof excess marine uphol- stery -Light weight PINK RIDES: RISD Community Bike Share -Durrable (over packed) Program hits the ground rolling -No weak zippers FRIENDS -Ability to Add on Street Sights: Rhode Islands only street Newspaper. -Tall and thin for public HPAC: transportation Homeless Peoples Action Committee -Potential protection from HOPE: Brown run: Housing weather Opportunities for People Everywhere - CONTACT Nathan Bastien nbastien@g.risd.edu www.local401design. com
  • 401 Human Centered Product Development Strategies Connecting local Communities with Local Resources Home Mission Locals Services Process Projects NEWS Material Research: Testing the Capabilities of Local Scrap / Excess Material LOCAL401’s First Project: Affordable Dry-Packs made from excess marine uphol- stery Single Use Packaging Foam PINK RIDES: RISD Community Bike Share Program hits the ground rolling FRIENDS Street Sights: Rhode Islands only Foam Cut Off street Newspaper. HPAC: Homeless Peoples Action Committee HOPE: Brown run: Housing Excess Marine Upholstery Opportunities for People Everywhere Assorted Excess Vinyl Manufacturing Waste Webbing CONTACT Nathan Bastien nbastien@g.risd.edu www.local401design. com
  • 401 Human Centered Product Development Strategies Connecting local Communities with Local Resources Home Mission Locals Services Process Projects NEWS Design Drivers: Affordability and Performance LOCAL401’s First Project: Affordable Dry-Packs made from excess marine uphol- stery PINK RIDES: RISD Community Bike Share Program hits the ground rolling FRIENDS Street Sights: Rectangular pattern 100% water proof shell Support Framework Affordable Dry Pack Rhode Islands only Maximize Production No Stitching Encourages Customization street Newspaper. Minimize Waste and Adaptation HPAC: Homeless Peoples Action Committee HOPE: Prototype One: Is it durable? Is it water proof? Brown run: Housing Opportunities for People Everywhere CONTACT Nathan Bastien nbastien@g.risd.edu www.local401design. com
  • 401 Human Centered Product Development Strategies Connecting local Communities with Local Resources Home Mission Locals Services Process Projects NEWS Implementation Plan: Is this product development strategy feasible? LOCAL401’s First Project: Affordable Dry-Packs made from Phase One: Product and Production Testing excess marine uphol- Bag Design Workshop posted in Shelters and in Street Sights Newspaper stery Learn how to make dry bags PINK RIDES: Make 5; keep 1 or Make 5; sell 5 RISD Community Bike Share Program hits the Phase Two: Pilot a distribution model through local service providers ground rolling Arrange pre-determined production volumes to be purchased by local homeless service providers. FRIENDS The service providers can sell the bags below cost to members of the community. Production workers can now be paid an hourly rate. Street Sights: Rhode Islands only street Newspaper. Phase Three: Retail Sales with Cross Subsidized Product HPAC: Find retail shop interested in the product Homeless Peoples Maximize production volume Action Committee Improve product quality HOPE: Sell well over cost at a price point comparable to similar products Brown run: Housing Opportunities for Each bag sold subsidizes a bag to the homeless community People Everywhere Phase Four: Full scale design and development of socially responsible products and services Grow to work with other communities Other Locals CONTACT Nathan Bastien nbastien@g.risd.edu 415 212 www.local401design. com
  • 401 Human Centered Product Development Strategies Connecting local Communities with Local Resources Home About Us Mission Locals Process Projects NEWS Local 401 Pilot Project: Develop and Distribute with and for the Homeless LOCAL401’s First Project: Affordable Raw Materials Used Dry-Packs made from excess marine uphol- Excess Marine Upholstery stery Scrap Webbing PINK RIDES: Scrap Seatbelt Nylon RISD Community Bike Share Recycled Packaging Foam Program hits the ground rolling Cost: 75cents FRIENDS Street Sights: Rhode Islands only street Newspaper. HPAC: Homeless Peoples Action Committee HOPE: Brown run: Housing Opportunities for People Everywhere CONTACT Nathan Bastien nbastien@g.risd.edu The shell of this back pack is 100% water proof with a support structure that encourages customization. The www.local401design. raw material cost per bag in only 75 cents. This was achieved by utilizing excess marine upholstery and scrap com webbing from local industries. The bag is designed to be made quickly and easily using affordable produc- tion methods.
  • 401 Human Centered Product Development Strategies Connecting local Communities with Local Resources Home Mission Locals Services Process Projects NEWS Where are we, and Where are we going? LOCAL401’s First Project: Affordable St. John’s Meal Site 12-8-08: Dry-Packs made from excess marine uphol- stery Found two individuals who are a definite for the dry pack design workshop PINK RIDES: RISD Community Bike Share Valuable feedback from the community Program hits the Water proof straps? ground rolling Other sizes? Other Colors? FRIENDS Street Sights: Rhode Islands only street Newspaper. Whast next HPAC: Homeless Peoples Stabilize supply chain Action Committee HOPE: Find other sources of scrap marine upholstery Brown run: Housing Opportunities for and webbing People Everywhere Secure a space to hold dry pack design workshop Apply for grants and seed funding to purchase equipment CONTACT Nathan Bastien nbastien@g.risd.edu www.local401design. com 401