Role: Project Manager
Duration: 5 months
Client: Ai-Heng Mental Disability Organization
Coworker: Designers from 5% Design Action
Team Member: Amy Shih, William T. Y. Huang, Chia-Yin Chang, Yu-Hao Huang, Kevin Yang, Pei-Lin Chen, Chih-Siang Wu
Developmental Disable Group
How to help families with developmental disabled adults to secure financial independency
and increase social participation?
In Taiwan, 30% of people with developmental delay come from low income families. Several researches has discovered that due to the immense amount of time and effort to take care of their children, most of parents of the developmental delayed people find it difficult to maintain a full time job, thus these families are often having heavier financial burden.
Co-create values for a social issue
This project was targeted on a specific social issue. And our team recruited designers and experts to form a multidisciplinary team. We get along with the non-profit organization to discuss the issue, learned from each other, and further co-create the solution.
Observation + Stakeholder interviews
I led the team to observe the behaviors of the developmentally delayed people and also kept recording the working environment of the factory for later research. In addition, we interviewed the counselor in the training center about their experiences and the challenges they’ve encountered when interact with disability people and their families.
Coffee is the bridge to the world
We observed that these disabled people can actually make coffee with congruence quality. Our team decided to create an mobile coffee bike that helps disabled adults making coffee with their family.
Coffee Bike Prototype
Transferring the Knowledge and Experience
Our team assist transferring the result to the first-line execution unit, and make them consistently carry on the business. Our team also shared these knowledge and experience with more people.