What barriers do parents face in communities around the world that inhibit their ability to support children’s physical, cognitive and social development?
In order to design scalable, impactful solutions in this challenge, we’ll need to understand the unique challenges that parents face in various low-income communities around the globe. Each family’s income level, location, and proximity to urban areas affects their ability to support children’s development in the first five years.
What barriers do parents face in communities around the world that inhibit their ability to support children's physical, cognitive and social development?
With Southbank London MeetUp Group we looked at extreme places where children in their early years development hugely influenced by civil war in Syria.
The most vulnerable children are those who remain inside Syria, who risk death, illness, abus
How can we ensure low income children survive past five years old? To do this we must first understand Malnutrition which Google defines as the "lack of proper nutrition, caused by not having enough to eat, not eating enough of the right things, or
For a holistic approach to helping nurture and sustain development of children from zero to five, we need to identify the problem holistically too.
Who are we designing for?
What value are we trying to create?
When do we need to time our
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The Davidson College Human Centered Design Fellows participated in a poverty simulation intended to demonstrate how families below the poverty line make financial decisions. Participants were randomly placed in a family and assigned a role within tha
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