Scattergood design challenge:
The Scattergood Design Challenge is an annual community project conducted by the Scattergood Foundation and managed by students from the Drexel University School of Public Health. In utilizing the principles of design thinking, the Design Challenge aims to build solutions to known social problems. The Design Challenge's ultimate goal is to address complex challenges for which traditional approaches have proven ineffective.
4 Phases of A scattergood Design Challenge
Each year the Foundation completes the four phases of the Design Thinking to host the Design Challenge:
Phase 1: What is? The Scattergood Foundation will identify a pressing issue in behavioral health and solicit stakeholder input on said issue.
Phase 2: What if? Using the knowledge obtained in phase 1, the Foundation will develop a question to pose to the community that will spark feasible, replicable and sustainable solutions.
Phase 3: What wows? Solutions will be crowdsourced through the Foundation website and social media. Once the deadline for submissions has passed, the Foundation will encourage input from the public through online voting and crowdfunding.
Phase 4: What works? The Scattergood Foundation will work with the developer of the winning submission to implement the design as a pilot and will evaluate its effectiveness.
WHO CAN SUBMIT AN IDEA?
What are the benefits of submitting?
- A forum for your ideas: All submissions will be posted to the Scattergood Foundation's website, allowing your ideas to be seen!
- Chance to get your idea funded: Once the winning idea is chosen, the Scattergood Foundation will develop an Indiegogo campaign to raise money to implement the idea.
- The Scattergood Foundation will be committed to the implementation of your idea: It is our goal to ensure that the winning idea actually be developed for the real world.
- Press exposure: The 2014 Design Challenge garnered attention from a variety of different news sites. Once the final design was implemented, 54 news stories were written about it.
- Knowledge that you are making a positive social impact: In submitting to the Design Challenge you will be contributing to the conversation surrounding complex issues in the behavioral health field.
- Collaboration with a number of organizations: We are committed to working with a number of community partners to gain the broadest reach possible.
2015 Design Challenge:
Research has shown that approximately 92 percent of women in family homeless shelters have experienced severe physical or sexual abuse in their lifetime. Homeless shelters often lack the capacity to help their guests deal with that trauma. Create a low-cost, high-impact product that promotes resilience in a shelter environment.
Please note the submission period ends on January 30, 2015 at 11:59PM.