2.8 million North Carolinians face challenges that diminish their standard of life, such as lower life expectancy and less access to higher education. Design methods are not accessible to the government and non-profit organizations that help rural citizens tackle these unique challenges.
I have prototyped a tool that tailors design thinking for rural outreach programs around the state of North Carolina. This tool brings a design perspective to identifying and understanding need. It enlarges the circle of participation; rather than relying on stakeholders as representatives.