Some of the things that we buy are already designed to have a second life, after they have been used a first time. What if the objects we buy and use allude to the second life they would have if they were recycled?
I am not very educated around recycling issues. And I realized that when waste recycling labels get too complicated, I tend to trust the behaviors of my peers, by mimicking which bin they have used to dispose of something.
What if communities identified unsafe public spaces to re-appropriate them and transform them into safer ones? This is what a group of women in Argentina did in a square in the neighborhood Barrio Hipotecario.
Great idea Jes! I really like how you thought through the user experience. One suggestion on how you could prototype this and take it to the next level is to use a simple prototyping app like POP (https://popapp.in/) which allows you to take different drawings or screenshots and link them together so you can users try it out on their phone. This would allow you to get feedback on how to improve your idea from real users (even better if this is happening in real-life situations, so you could start by testing it out with friends/family in their respective homes).
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