Design a learning experience outside of a traditional classroom to support youth in gaining a deep understanding of their relationships to the environment.
Let’s grow is a series of low-barrier, interactive learning activities in UPMC Children’s hospital that:
Educates kids (8-12) about organic gardening and the health benefits.
Empowers kids to both grow their own seeds and contribute to healthy food selection at the hospital.
Carlie Guilfoile, Lexi Yan
Design research, Concept development, Prototyping, Visual Design
Photoshop, Illustrator, InVision Studio
How might we design a learning experience for children in the hospital to help them draw a tangible connection between environmental and human health?
LET’S GROW SYSTEM OVERVIEW
01. POSTER - OUR GARDEN
03. VOTING WALL
05. OUTDOOR GARDEN SIGNAGE
02. GAME TIME
04. TAKE A SEED
For future, we want to design another version of Wildlife Adventure that is more appropriate for adults. Several elements that would be different for adults can include: presenting more complex concepts through layering of information about how human activities affect the ecosystems, changing the language to be at a higher reading level.
In addition, user testing is required to determine if
1) the integration between the handheld AR device and the static screen kiosk would work as envisioned
2) writing and audio instructions is engaging and easy for children to consume