Design for Rural NC

WHILE A STUDENT AT NC STATE UNIVERSITY + FELLOW AT THE INSTITUTE FOR EMERGING ISSUES | 2012

Created initially as a student project at NC State University, this experiential workshop combined insights of collaborative policy and design thinking to help rural communities better align the needs of their residents with the local policies being created. This two-part workshop in Greene County, NC included students, parents, teachers, members of the board of education, representatives from the local community college, and a city councilman. 

 
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The group collaboratively explored exercises in identifying and understanding a challenge, building empathy for the persons affected by the challenge, and building connections between their resources and the insights they were uncovering. 

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The project was funded by the Design Ignites Change Implementation Grant, with additional support from the Institute for Emerging Issues.