For the last three years the senior Information Design students have chosen one of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development goals and applied it to a local problem faced by Calgarians or Albertans. The problem is approached by the student in the form of a “How Might We…” question, using human-centered design to attempt to solve or address the problem.
This project features a collection of evolving understandings of global challenges that we are facing locally in Calgary and the surrounding area. The problems that are visualized here are the result of extensive research including fieldwork, interviews with subject matter experts and literature review. Students have synthesized their insights from this research into new frameworks, highlighting the structures and mental models that form the systems they were investigating.