How might we make progress to the UN's goal of responsible production & consumption with Blackbaud?
Strategy / Limitations
WHAT'S GOING ON?
The United Nations has established 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
NARROWING THE FOCUS
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Plastic Bag Usage
How might we design a tool for individuals to promote reusing items and reduce unused items in the household?
As we built out our design, we iterated quickly to identify the best design solutions
Collecting Data Relies Heavily on Nonprofits
Nonprofits that could use this plugin will need to configure the information and data associated with each item, as well as update it. Most nonprofit stores will likely already have an inventory list or data set, but pulling that data will be an interesting task that we did not explore.
This is Only Feasible for Specific Nonprofits
We recognize that this plugin will only be feasible for a specific type of nonprofit. We looked into nonprofits in general and found that there are many types, but ultimately our plugin only allows for nonprofits that sell second-hand items to benefit from this.
Items May Not Satisfy Customer Needs / Availability
The collection of items each store has might vary and not fulfill the customer’s needs. In addition, customers might buy items while other are looking at the same item in the plugin. We did not consider this design to purchase items in real time, so further research would need to be done.
FEEDBACK FROM CLIENTS
” Tying your project to the three R’s, which is very familiar, was a smart move. Your secondary research in this area was VERY thorough given the time frame. “
” We all thought about more applications to this and where else it could go–how else could it be integrated? We ‘yes and-ed’ this, and that tells us you’re really on to something. “
” It’s a small thing, but I’d use it. There’s creativity in creating something clever and practical. It doesn’t have to be grandiose to have a significant impact. “