changing the compost culture at Edina hs

The problem

Project Earth: A pro-environment initiative at Edina recently concluded that in 2019, only four bags of compost were actually composted out of thousands at edina hs. Extreme contamination of trash, recycling, and compost has made composting efforts increasingly difficult.


as the First step of the human centered design process, empathy forces the problem solver to make a solution based on the understandings of consumer needs by setting aside their own assumptions about the world


specify the purpose and goals of the needed solution


brainstorming, designing, and creating an idea that caters to the consumer and solves the problem


building a small scale testable solution


testing the prototype to improve the solution and implement larger scale