Approaches to Regenerative Transformation
Sustainability has been a dominant paradigm, but regenerative action focuses on human- nature connections to help regrow the planet. Promentum’s Center for Regenerative Transformation helps organizations reach their regenerative potential and our team assisted Promentum to develop methods to work with clients. We participated in nature-based programs and interviewed figures in the regeneration field. We found eight themes that encompass regeneration: human-nature connection, self-realization journey, arts and culture, place-based, co-creation, education, process-oriented, and technology. We created an Individual-Based Regenerative Transformation Model using these themes. We recommend this model supplement Promentum’s organization-based models along with workshops for clients.Learn more here
Bringing People Together with Targeted Trishaw Design
Cycling Without Age (CWA) is a non-profit organization that offers trishaw rides to the elderly community. These rides create unique relationships between passengers and pilots and enable seniors to actively participate in their communities. The goal of this project was to design the front end of CWA’s first in-house trishaw that could be integrated into a new product. We addressed maneuverability, comfort, and accessibility and provided CWA with a prototype tipstand, a full-scale seating compartment, a CAD design of our steering recommendation, reference images for suspension, and other further improvements. This new trishaw will help promote CWA’s mission and improve the quality of life of the CWA community.Learn more here
A Redesign of Danish Dental Software
Dental management information systems in Denmark are extremely outdated and lack modern appeal in appearance and functionality. This project aimed to assess dentists’ needs and develop a concept for new, modernized software that addresses their common concerns. Throughout this project, we conducted research through a comprehensive literature review and interviewing dentists. In addition, two software mockups were developed to visually convey our ideas. Furthermore, multiple user tests with dentists and software developers were completed to gather further feedback and assist in updating design choices. Finally, a complete list of recommendations was produced, highlighting our findings and suggestions. These deliverables were given to the software company SolutionWeb for future development.Learn more here
Connecting Air Pollution Awareness to Inner City Copenhagen
Particulate pollution levels in the heavily trafficked neighborhood of Indre By in Copenhagen, Denmark exceed the World Health Organization’s standards and are linked to negative health effects. While air quality information is available, individuals lack the understanding of its direct effects and information about how to take personal action to reduce exposure. Our team designed a media campaign and tested strategies to disseminate air pollution information to different audiences through the use of social media, digital content, and physical posters. Through research, expert advice, and analysis of engagement, final recommendations were made to Miljøpunkt Indre By and Christianshavn for future multi-media campaigns.
Assessing and Rethinking IT in a Global NGO
Cycling Without Age (CWA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of seniors through trishaw rides. In recent years, the organization has been experiencing rapid growth which is putting strain on their IT system. The main challenges they have faced exist within the lack of integration, decentralized web presence, and their booking system. Our team’s project and recommendations outline how CWA can alter their IT strategy to be effective for years to come.
Highlighting Sustainability at R & D Engineering Consultancy
Globally, there is a lack of standardized sustainability processes within the engineering field. Our team designed a showcase for Kapacitet, a R & D engineering consultancy in Copenhagen, Denmark, to highlight the centrality of sustainability in its company-wide mission. We accomplished this goal by analyzing Kapacitet’s current approach to sustainable practices by facilitating two workshops and conducting interviews with its employees. Our key findings allowed us to design the framework for the wall of sustainability, a physical wall in the firm’s office, to exemplify the power of Kapacitet’s mission within the field.Learn more here
Raising Awareness of the Internet of Green ThingsCheck out the highlight video here
This project aimed to assist Green Tech Challenge in raising public awareness of the potential of the Internet of Things for energy savings and other environmental benefits. In order to achieve this goal, an educational event in the form of a festival was developed in coordination with Green Tech Challenge, green startups, and sponsors. The effectiveness of the event was evaluated as a means of raising awareness of the Internet of Things. Through interviews and surveys with attendees, it was determined that the festival was an effective method to raise public awareness of the green applications of the Internet of Things.Learn more here