The team at Design Bloc is staying true to their goal of converting world-class problem solvers to thoughtful problem framers by leveraging technology with the recent collaboration with other like minded institutions on the Watershed Alliance project. The goal of the project is to reduce litter in West Atlanta waterways and ultimately improve the trash trap experience leveraging the latest tech solutions.
Technology has undoubtedly evolved over the years, offering solutions to meet the growing and diverse needs of businesses and individuals. A plethora of tech services providers, including designers, have emerged in recent times to address the concerns of customers. Unfortunately, there is a need to do more in delivering custom solutions as opposed to the generic services that do not necessarily meet the specific needs of clients. However, Design Bloc is looking to change this narrative with the West Atlanta Watershed Alliance project and trash trap further substantiating this claim.
The West Atlanta Watershed Alliance has created a trash trap that will collect up to 60% of the litter flowing in tributaries of Proctor Creek, consequently easing the process of trash collection by the community. The trash trap project, which uses the Happy Crawfish trash trap, will also integrate the community into the process, offering a more cost-effective option for protecting the environment.
The project is one of the several partnerships that Design Bloc has entered into, as the institute also recently collaborated with Faculty in the Excel Certificate Program to help in improving students’ experience and outcomes by practicing key design behaviors. Design Bloc has also expressed their readiness to share open source files to interested persons.
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About Design Bloc
Design Bloc was founded as a design solutions provider to provide opportunities for Georgia Tech students, faculty, staff, and members of the surrounding communities and industries. The institution offers intensive workshops, hands-on classes, and partnerships with organizations and the growing community, providing participants with firsthand experience in problem-framing techniques that can be applied to their specific field of expertise.