Dialogue Through Design
Exhibition of Graduate Research
When language is not shared and assumed technologies are not present, how should a designer adapt her process? After spending time in a rural village in Rwanda, I wanted to investigate how to create a space for dialogue and collaboration to ensure the needs and desires of this community were understood before starting a design project. Because we were not able to communicate verbally, creative activities were used to initiate a visual conversation that would allow for a democratic exchange in the design process. In doing so, the designer shifts her role from expert to partner and engages design as a discipline for social impact.

Role: Researcher, Designer

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