Process and Challenges

Our group worked primarily over the computer and communicated over email. We split up the work to in terms of what people were most interested in doing. We split the group up essentially into who would work on the ChatBot and who would work on the Twitter piece. In the future I think it would be important to meet in person all together at least once. This is an important step in the process because brainstorming is an integral part of the idea development and it is useful to get immediate feedback from each other.

Reflection on Reading

Design is part of capitalist movement. In order to be taken seriously (i.e.not just another capitalist value) it must create set of values for itself so it will be taken seriously.

 

Critical Design: “Social, cultural, and ethical implications of design objects in practice.” Objects that get the user to think.

 

Associative Design: “Artistic speculation > design for production”, straightforward, but objects = conceptual.

 

Speculative Design: Science and tech in design. Thinking about ethics of science. Design = syn bio, robotics, etc. “Process of science considered part of the design process”

Interview with Avery

Avery is a senior at Brookline High School. She developed a curriculum to educate elementary students about feminism  the goal to empower young people. She also has been doing activist work at an organization called My Life My Choice which is an organization that fights human trafficking.

Interviews

I reached out to three different people. I reached out to the BAGLY organization, which is a youth led organization that is an LGBTQ+ advocating and safe space for people in the Boston area to get health services and support.

http://www.bagly.org/programs

I also reached out to Shayne who is a person in a peer led sex ed program I’m part of who also is the president of the GSA club at their school.

Another person is a girl named Izzy who is eighteen and a co-leader of the Get Real Teen Council which is a peer led sex ed program at Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts.

https://www.plannedparenthood.org/planned-parenthood-massachusetts/local-training-education/peer-education

I also reached out to Nadya who is a freshman at Harvard and created Camions of Care. This organization’s goal is to provide menstrual hygiene products to people in need.

http://www.camionsofcare.org/

 

About Me – Nina

Hi all!

My name is Nina, I’m 17 and am currently enrolled as a student at NuVu which is an innovative engineering program for middle and high school students. This year I am taking a gap year between junior and senior year of high school to go to NuVu. I decided to do that because NuVu is a really good fit for my interests. I’m interested in design, engineering, tech, and biology. I also intern at Planned Parenthood and teach sex Ed in middle and high schools around the Boston area. I’m also really into freestyle skiing and I compete in that in the winter and train throughout the year.

One example of youth advocacy that I find really inspiring is an organization called Camions of Care. Camions of Care is an organization that’s goal is to globally distribute menstrual products to people in need. They also work to destigmatize periods in general and celebrate menstrual hygiene and change the idea that periods are something to be ashamed of.

http://www.camionsofcare.org/