How Can the Design Community Help Innovate Our Response to the Drought?

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How Can the Design Community Help Innovate Our Response to the Drought?

Time: June 24, 2015 from 6pm to 9pm
Location: Spring Studio
Street: 150 Spear Street, Suite 1500
City/Town: San Francisco
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Event Type: presentation, and, innovation, session
Organized By: Mary Wharmby
Latest Activity: Jun 24, 2015

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How Can the Design Community Help Innovate Our Response to the Drought?

Join IxDASF, Field Innovation Team and Spring Studio for an informative and collaborative brainstorm session to help innovate a design-driven response to the drought.

We know what we need to do. There are known technologies to help us store more and use less water. But, four years into the California drought, we are still struggling to find the will to implement these solutions. What stops us from taking actions we know are needed? How do we raise consumer awareness and educate that water is a commodity and not unlimited?

Motivation, behavior and integrating technological and social solutions are our bread and butter as designers. Join us for a loosely-guided brainstorm session to drive innovation in our local response to the drought. We will begin the evening with a brief discussion, including background information on the drought, the design process and how we might frame the problem. We’ll then break into small teams to brainstorm solutions. We’ll come together again at the end of the evening to share insights and ideas. Our insights from the evening will be shared with Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom’s office.


Field Innovation Team

Field Innovation Team (FIT) is a non-profit that empowers humans to create cutting edge disaster solutions at the local, state, national and international level. They bring together leaders from robotics, community justice, design, technology and beyond for impact-oriented collaboration. FIT has deployed during Hurricane Sandy, the Washington State mudslides, and is currently in Nepal doing community recovery work..

Spring Studio

Spring Studio, a BBVA company, is a leading experience design agency located in the heart of San Francisco. They have crafted solutions for some of the most renowned and disruptive firms in finance, e-commerce, technology and beyond.


6:00 -- Doors open

6:00 to 6:30 -- Socializing, refreshements, and snacks!

7:00 -- Event begins

Refreshments and snacks courtesy of Spring Studio.


Please register through Eventbrite:

If you register but find you can't make it, please change your RSVP so that someone else may attend.

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Comment by Maria Cordell on June 15, 2015 at 4:05pm

This is going to be a great event. Thanks, Mary Wharmby, for organizing this! I'm so disappointed that I have to be out of town when this is happening!

Comment by Mary Wharmby on June 12, 2015 at 10:27am

We've added a waitlist to the Eventbrite page. If you are interested in attending and couldn't get a slot, please sign up there and we will contact you if one opens up. 

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