Accelerate,simplify,and reduce the cost of rapid prototyping and solution development in humanitarian settings -to allow affected communities and humanitarian field workers to quickly transform an idea into a tangible solution.
Globally, as of 2015, 65.3 million individuals were forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, conflict, generalized violence, or human rights violations.
This is 5.8 million more than the previous year (59.5 million).
An estimated 12.4 million people were newly displaced due to conflict or persecution in 2015. This included 8.6 million individuals displaced2 within the borders of their own country and 1.8 million newly displaced refugees.3 The others were new applicants for asylum.
On average 24 people worldwide were displaced from their homes every minute of every day during 2015 – some 34,000 people per day. This compares to 30 per minute in 2014 and 6 per minute in 2005.
Developing regions hosted 86 per cent of the world’s refugees under UNHCR’s mandate. At 13.9 million people, this was the highest figure in more than two decades. The Least Developed Countries provided asylum to 4.2 million refugees or about 26 per cent of the global total.
In Addition to those displaced by the general persecution, conflict, generalized violence, or human rights violations, are those displaced by as natural disasters such as Earthquakes, flooding, droughts and tonardos.
Internally Displaced People (IDPs)
Human rights violations
Good Health and Well Being
Clean Water and Sanitation
Decent Work and Economic Growth
Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
To engage with key stakeholders through Interviews, Questionnaires and Observation. Intended Stakeholders for Engagement are;
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Internal Center for for Displacement Monitoring
Global Humanitarian Lab
MANDALAY International, Inc – Produces 3 kits for Hygiene, Newborn and School Kit
Survival Solutions – Option for selection of items needed for Kit.
United Nations Fund for Population (UNFPA)’s Dignity Kit
Most of the existing Humanitarian kit are more of finished items for addressing specific challenges which limits the range of solutions which they can offer.
We therefore see the opportunity to provide Pre-prototypes tools which empowers our target group to create their own solutions.
Expensive – Some of the still humanitarian kits are expensive to assemble which provides an opportunity to create a kit aiming at it being affordable through the use of locally available materials.
During the first week, we communicated with our mentors to learn what is 'G:L' and what is Fabkit. Also, we did preliminary survey about IDPs and tried to find what they really need.
1.We concluded the three characters we created yesterday in three aspects:feelings,tasks,painpionts.
2.As the form indicates, the customers whom we design for need safety,healthy,education,empowering tools, entertainment and social contact.
3.As a group work,we created the situation where we are introducing our kit to the refugees.
4.First,we make a introduction of our team and project.Then we discuss the problems which they are confronted.And we show our kit to them and identify every part with the participants.
1. Make the design requirement. The design requirements differ from projects to projects because they apply specific problem statement and the product, system, or experience that are being design for.
2. Individual and group brainstorming and generate several ideas and solutions. Then, we do the benchmark and selection.
3. Make a initial list of items which we can complete and qualify in Paris in the third week.
1. Visit Co-design Lab in Paris and use the fabkits with Julie, Rosy, Adrian... to qualify our ideas.
2. One group is User Case. They made a video to show what are the users' problems.
3. Another group is Content Group. They made a list of items based on the fabkits and the initial list of items.
In the afternoon, we went to CRI to visit their fablab and talk to the CRI students to know their creative and interesting projects. Then, we gave a presentation to introduce our project and prototype and received a lot of feedback from them.
1.After the two days in Co-design and CRI in Paris, we have already got the whole picture of our project. We came back to the solution space in Geneva and made a summary of our trip to Paris.
2. We concluded all the materials which we found at Co-design it to complete our kit. They are listed in the file "Co-design List.numbers" below.
3. We finished the preliminary model
1.As planned , this week we work on modeling of our kit . And at the same time , we are completing the list of all the tools in the kit and researching on the price and supplying of the tools.
2. We built a model of our kit using Sketchup . This is only an elementary model . We will continuously improve and perfect our model during the next weeks. And when we in Shenzhen, We will use the 3D printing to turn our model into reality.
1.We talked about what we did in Paris and also introduced what we have done recently . We got feedback from our teachers and classmates at the presentation.
2.We talked about our needs and questions, such as meeting refugees and IDPs for user narrative and design feedback and <!--StartFragment-->buying some materials to make the kit (in Geneva & China).
We talked to our mentor David and he suggested that we should build a website to introduce the humanitarian kit to others. David offered us lots of information and great advice.After this talk with David, we have a better understanding of our project and then we made some adjustments to our plan .
On the first day of this week, we made a presentation about what we did last week.We continued modeling our kit and improving the list of our kit .What's more, we talked to our mentor David and he suggested that we should build a website to introduce the humanitarian kit to others. David offered us lots of information and great advice.After this talk with David, we have a better understanding of our project and then we made some adjustments to our plan .<!--StartFragment--> We are going to design some exercise and examples and search infomation about China Humanitarian Help and Migrant Children.Besides, we plan to look for NGO partners in China.