Ensuring tomorrow - back to the future or to the future and beyond

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Sustainability
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Whats the project about

We would like to think that we want to make the best sustainable decisions when selecting products and services. However, we don't necessarily have the data and tools to do so.How can we be supported in the sustainable selection of products and services? Perhaps we could be inspired by the past and/or use current and future technology. What might we need and what could a solution look like?

More about the project  and goals

Ensuring tomorrow - back to the future or to the future and beyond
Problem: Do we want a sustainable future?  We would like to think that we want to make the best sustainable decisions when selecting products and services.  However, we don't necessarily have the data and tools to do so.

Challenge: How can we be supported in the sustainable selection of products and services? Perhaps we could be inspired by the past and/or use current and future technology. What might we need and what could a solution look like? 

·         Research existing data and tools. 

·         Think about how technology might develop

·         Collect and combine existing data.  

·         Think about sustainability in the past.  

·         Make an overview, presentation, website or even a mobile app for it

 

In the project you might be considering various methodologies like design thinking, ideation, persona, prototyping, testing and validating your concept.

The team can choose  their own area of  interest (sport, food, fashion, technology etc.) and target group.

Study areas

This interdisciplinary project calls for research to existing data sources and tools, innovative thinking and creativity. Supervisors from different scientific fields will be available as support during the project. At the same time, each student is expected to contribute with their individual expertise to the project outcome. Group work and interaction between students from different fields are essential in order to achieve a successful project result. The students are expected to be motivated and take initiative. A dream team for the project should include 6-8 students from the following study areas:

Computer science
Communications
Environmental sciences,
Socio-psychological sciences
Business and finance
Architectural/design sciences

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Contact

Gideon Bazen
E-mail: h.bazen@hva.nla.nl

Ian Bradford
E-mail: i.m.bradford@hva.nl