The world is filled with pressing social challenges that cry out for solution. On one side are issues related to natural resources, such as global climate change and adequate food supplies. On the other hand are problems with service systems, exemplified by issues with the cost and quality of healthcare as well as difficulties with transportation and improvements in sanitation. Studying the social innovation phenomena through the point of view of design, We explores the role of design strategy to promote and support sustainable sanitation environment in the city of Kumasi—socially, economically, environmentally, and institutionally.
Obtaining a deeper and clearer understanding of the factors influencing how the citizens and residents are doing and behaving the way they are currently Identifying and explore views on the problems/challenges and the potential benefits concerning the development of design-thinking approach for Social Innovation; Collating stakeholders’ views on ways to design and produce a protocol that will eventually be human-centred; Co-creating with stakeholders to develop and produce materials, activities and systems appropriate in level and content for the eradication of filth and waste and maintenance of clean, healthy and sustainable environment;
The project code-named: 5-Star Street project draw on the motivation of awarding each street with a ‘Star’, for which it will be tagged to the Street’s name after fulfilling some sanitation and environmental rubrics. A 3-Star Street will mean such a street; residents and all users on that street – are more environmental and sanitation conscious than a 1-Star Street. It will also mean 3-Star Street has much premium in terms of all that will happen on the street than 1-Star or un-star street. A 5-Star Street will seem to be the ultimate pride to behold. Streets will therefore have to struggle and maintain their status since there is a possibility of a 5-Star Street to be demoted. In this way, the motivation of sustainability is captured and imbibed with residents.
Developing sustainable environmental sanitation: the case of 5-STAR STREET PROJECT
environmental sanitation: the case
of A 5-STAR STREET PROJECT
-Department of Communication Design,
LEARNING NETWORK ON
SUSTAINABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS (LeNSes)
September 28-30, 2016
SUSTAINABLE DESIGN STRATEGIES
ENERGY SANITATION TRANSPORT
HUMAN CENTRED DESIGN
What do people
What can be
What is technically
The solutions that emerge at the end of the Human-Centered Design should hit the overlap
of these three lenses; they need to be Desirable, Feasible, and Viable
Ecological Sanitation Community-led Total
Water, Sanitation and
EARLIER SANITATION STRATEGIES
Designers are in a
position to reduce the
(Bhamra et al., 2008;
Elias et al., 2008).
SUSTAINABLE DESIGN STRATEGIES
AIMS: in having a sustainable clean environment by co-designing and co-
creating with the community; as a way of changing the mind set and
behaviour of the citizens and thus creating a sustainable clean environment.
Obtaining a deeper and clearer understanding of the factors influencing how the
citizens and residents are doing and behaving the way they are currently
Identifying and explore views on the problems/challenges and the potential benefits
concerning the development of design-thinking approach for Social Innovation;
AIMS AND OBJETIVES
The motivation: awarding each street with a ‘Star’
A 3-Star Street will mean such a street - residents and
all users on that street – are more environmental and
sanitation conscious than a 1-Star Street.
A 5-Star Street will seem to be the ultimate pride to
behold. Streets will therefore have to struggle and
maintain their status since there is a possibility of a 5-
Star Street being downgraded.
This way, the motivation of sustainability may be
captured and imbibed with residents.
2 Streets in a dense populated
area - to mirror the two sides
of the social structure and to
explore and tap the social and
cultural funds of knowledge
appropriate tools for engaging
in sustainable environmental
Framework for the knowledge conversion of the design approach (Lee, 2014)
H C DCREATE DELIVER
ALWAYS SIMPLY REMEMBER H-C-D
In conclusion, I will agree with Lee (2014) that ‘”the ultimate goal of
… design pedagogy in sustainable design is to educate fundamental
values … to achieve sustainable design solutions between various
contexts and organisations’.
The focus is to capture the ‘logic’ of the views of the research participants;
residents, landlords and designers rather than seeing them through the blinkers of
official educational assumptions.
The study so far has enables us to carefully identify the variety of responses to
policy, and how professionals and non-professionals cope with the situation and
therefore try to understand, rather than to judge.