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T. Annie Nguyen
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Experience Designer + Researcher
"The only important thing about design, is how it relates to people. - Victor Papnek"
Human-centered designer and researcher obsessed with things related to social design, improving interactions and experiences as well as sustainability. My emphasis is blending research and strategic planning to areas of interaction, service design and social innovation. I'm excited to be part of the OpenIDEO community!
The idea would include series of sealed tented areas to slowly and carefully allow someone to take off layers in layers of rooms. Each area would include proper guidelines and rules, bins for disposing infected clothes, cleaning station and anything
Facebook recently launched Safety Check, which is a tool that allows people to let their friends and family know that they are safe during times of disaster or crisis. This will only be used during a crisis, but since many people are on Facebook, it
Hi Andrew, this is so great! I really didn't know you could recycle mattress and then to learn that you started a business model that not only recycles mattress, but creates jobs for people who need them. I can only imagine how much is saved from landfills. It's so often that I see mattresses sit on the sidewalk that people throw out and will continue to sit for so many years. What types of materials are being reused?
If in the future there was an opportunity, it would be great to find more sustainable and safer mattress alternatives, which I'm sure you and your team probably learned a lot about in your research.
This is a great analogy and such a lasting experience to have from a classroom field trip! I also have strong associations to field trips that stick with me to this day. I think it's a great idea to bring students to visit recycling plants or places that use recycled materials to create new products to see their process and the benefits of recycling and how much effort it really takes to break things down. Being immersed outside the classroom is important. There is an opportunity here to influence beyond students. They can be huge influences and a catalyst to their own family recycling habits just by sharing what they learned and learning ways to make changes at home.