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Weekly plan: To Do
create the matrix (check)
brainstorm about possible education topics (30) (check)
ask a teacher's opinion about the idea to teach kids about sorting (check)
add all the information to the matrix (check)
make new tuc (Check)
make stakeholders map (check)
Analyse the questionnaire data (check)
Get a view on sorting rules
Design your life
What design can do ?
make people sort their waste
system that reduce amout of thrash
waste to energy
organic waste collection system
make crops more consistent
knowledge sharing platform
campaign to discover new food
greener food supply chains
foodwaste to energy
change energy behaviour
cool down houses
help people to move to clean energy
creative ways to bring food into the city
stop the car culture
reduce car journeys
new clean vehicles
more efficient car use
Sustainable @ ugent
: Sorting Waste
: Not clear yet, but probably in a Belgium School
there is a link here
Waste sorting organisations (Suez Sita)
The current situation about the education of sorting waste is that the
teachers have to come up with ideas themself. This is for the elementary schools
or the highschools there is an online platform Mooimakers.be for lesson materials
Methods Q+Q/Explanatory mixed method
In dept interview
with a teacher. She works already for a couple of years at "de kleine wereld" a freneitschool at Waregem. This type of school changes the topics according to the interests of the pupils but they still fullfill the end competitions of the must seen knowledge
Does the janitor has an active role in the sorting waste program at school ? Or does he just perform tasks ?
How do you make impact on the kids with your lesson ? What tricks do you use to make sure something stays in their minds ?
What do you think of this idea ?
Have you ever teached the kids about sorting waste ? How do you prepare that lesson ? Would you like to have help with that ? Does this lesson stick to the kids there mind ?
What is the current waste sorting situation in school ?
There is already much done in a school to sort:
-In normal schools there are textbooks with small sections about sorting.
-School can also get free sorting bins at I.V.I.O.
-Some schools participate in an action to make money by collecting waste around the school.
-The school also add pictograms to the trashbins what can be deported in the bin.
Kids remember lessons better when it is active and fun. Just not the typical boring lecture where the teacher rattles of the lesson he/she prepared.
The sorting rules are not clear to everyone not even the teachers. For example kids know that they have to deport their trash but not where. She gave me the example of a kid that sharpened his pencil above the paper bin instead of the residual bin.
Young kids (grade 1) need to have much visual content they can't read properly yet in grade 2 it is much better. So I need to use short words and sentences.
-bordgames: the young kids are capable to play boardgames well. They just need a good explanation of how the game works
-youth movement games: Idem as the boardgames
-booklet with visual content about sorting: good fits the teaching system of the school but is already on the trashbins
: how do you sort at home and your toughts on the current waste sorting situation
for the questionnaire = everybody to get a view on the waste sorting situation
I found 23 answer that suggest sorting should be teached properly
Link is a list of screenshots on minerva as proof
Much different bags needed to sort waste
Annoying to separate multimaterial products
Takes away space at home (appartement)
Not clear what belongs in what bag
The bags can stink
Container park is too far away
Many people (more than 70%) uses the following sorting methods: residual wast, PMD, Paper and Cardboard, GFT, KGA, Electrical products and Glass. Not so many sort diffrent types of plastic (hard and soft), Isomo and plastic bags
Around 87% underestimates the trash Belgians produces and 96% thinks they produces less trash than the average Belgian.
People find plastic usefull because of its mechanical properties and the fact that it can preserve food. The only reason they don't like it is because of waste it cause and environmental harm. 13% doesn't care about the downsides.
Some teachers filt in the Questionnaire
What would make people better at sorting their waste ?
What could be a solution according to you for the waste problem ?
Who has to take initiative to solve the waste problem ?
What is according to you the biggest cause of the plastic problem ?
How many times a week do you throw leftovers in the trash ?
Suppose you are in the grocery store and there are 2 paprikas. One is packed in plastic and cheaper than the non packed paprika. Which one do you chose ?
When you throw trash on the ground, why do you do that ?
Suppose you want to replace an old sofa, what do you do with the old one ?
How do you use the container park ?
Some theses we asked about
We don't have to worry so much about the waste problem. We will find a solution.
The government should make laws to stop the plastic use
Waste doesn't exist, everything can be reused or recycled
Not the population but the companies should take the responsibility for the waste problem
Actions done by individuals are the solution to the waste problem
What are your frustations with sorting waste ?
What waste sorting methods do you use at home ?
How much waste do you think you produce ?
How much waste do you think the average Belgian produces each year ?
Do you think the benefits outweigh the downsides ?
What are according to you the downsides of plastic ?
What are according to you the benefits of plastics ?
What is your profession ?
What is your age ?
A youth movement game in the gym classes
Quartet card game with images of the sorting things
Video games about sorting waste
Doctor bibber but with a dead whale and a stomach full of waste
Lesson package for elementary teachers
Online forum with lesson about sorting waste
Add a section on the mooimakers website for elementary schools
Working a whole week on the topic sorting waste
Make the kids aware of the problems and impact with the waste in the world by showing them pictures. Before and after pictures.
Star saving card for the kids
Award for the cleanest class where the cleaning lady/man is the jury
A ribbon like a town major for the cleanest kids of the class
An ice bucket challenge alike thing on social media where everyone has to collect a bag full of litter trash and when they are finished the can nominated 3 other people.
Clear sorting center on the playground
Basket ball hoop on the trash bins
Clean the playground with the whole class
After school activities
Green movement for kids, where a green engaged teacher plays games
Tinkering with waste materials that the kids collected in a clean up action in the neighborhood
Homework assignement on how they sort the waste at home
Make a bottle rocket in class for science
Create an electricity generating windmill out of waste from home
In class activities
A group of kids need to take care of the garbage in class with a scheme
Let a guest come, person of the government to teach about sorting the waste
A quiz tool set
Kids can stick stickers with a label on a specific waste item
multiple choice questions with an area drawn on the ground with the answer in
Coloring templates about sorting waste
Create your own paper with old paper
Compost science project to create energy
A permenant flowchart on the wall about how to sort waste
A mindmap like outline with all sortes of sorting categories
Why I chose this new tuc
In the Questionnaire I found two people suggesting to teach the children at a young age to sort trash
While generating ideas for the mexico city waste project for households I realised that children play an important role in that group. A main activity of children is going to school. They see the same teacher everyday so that person has a lot of influence on the children. And that can help to make households sort more correctly
Trade of matrix of the mexico city project
Notes (pdf files)
Tools and methods
Brainstorm graphic organizer
“Beyond creating lists of new ideas and concepts, brainstorm graphic organizers help in the creation of new knowledge by visually structuring a deep dive into a problem space"
Competitive testing (cfr benchmarking)
“Competitive testing is the process of conducting research to evaluate the usability and learnability of your competitors’ products” and services."
“Stakeholders map helps to visually consolidate and communicate the key constituents of a design project, setting the stage for user centered research and design development”.
Afterschool activities mates
“Concept mapping is a visual framework that allows designers to absorb new concepts into an existing understanding of a domain so that new meaning can be made”.
Critical Incident Technique
“Understanding how users experience your product (or context) at critical moments can help you optimize your designs for future users ”.
Evidence-based Design (cfr lit. review)
“Evidence-based Design is an approach that bases decisions for effective design on the implications of credible research an assessed outcomes, rather than sole reliance on intuition and anecdotal information”.
“The dynamic created by a small group of well chosen people, when guided by a skilled moderator, can provide deep insight into themes, patterns and trends”.
The love letter and the break up letter
“A personal letter written to a product often reveals profound insights about what people value and expect from the objects in their everyday life”.
Cause effect diagram:
Identify a problem / effect. (A main problem may give rise to several sub-problems).
Work out the major factors / categories involved.
Identify possible causes per each factor / category.
Analyze your diagramme.
as a detective
as a telescope
as a foudation
as an arrow
Q & Q methods
Failures and risks
feedback 1 (marina)
As guest with Sander
Does the extreme user group to be more specific ?
Does it needs to be in mexico ?
answers + general things
The context needs to be accesible, so no need to do it in mexico city but somewhere locally
The users need to be accessible
make a transparent text where i refer to the references if people want to read more about it
make more clear notes, unreadable handwriting
state a sub topic and adress the need for a solution
do research about the problem
need to redo the TUC to have a solid base to work on (with the my limitations in mind)
Feedback 2 (Francesca)
Split up criteria which are easier to test/measure for example change the simplicity into understadablility. test methods see suggested tests
The blue parts in the matrix are the correletation between the test and the criteria. low for example the test doesn't measure the criteria fully.
Put the ideas under the benchmarks in the measurement matrix
measure the amount of instructions
measure the amount of questions asked while playing the game
amount of pictures shown
Not all the criteria are appliable or testable for a specific product/idea. for example compare a lecture to a boardgame.
Convering quick is good as long as you can back it up with a clear trade off matrix and interviews.
Iterate on the idea it self. type of boardgame.
Put the score of the ideas obtained from the measurement matrix in the tradeoff matrix. PS in the slides the words (excellent, good, weak,...) are based on the score from the measurement matrix.
A board game
(A youth movement game)
Paper and cardboard
Vegetable, fruit and gardenwaste
Goal of the game
Save the earth!
Keep the creek clean!
Type of games
Waste sorting game
Clean up the bin
Trivial pursuit but in waste theme
guess who with trash items
Brainstorm about the topic
the garbage men
the garbage truck
the home sorting center
the sorting category
a waste monster