Last Monday marked the launch of OpenCare workshop, with the students of interaction design, at Domus Academy.
The Wemake team together with 16 interaction design students of Domus Academy, will be developing ideas and products for OpenCare repository of products. The workshop is intended to last for 4 weeks, after which students will be displaying their projects as part of WeMake booth at the makerfaire in Rome.
The workshop started with an intro session around OpenCare, different partners involved, and a brief presentation of projects that display the concept of care, and how opensource technologies paved the way towards options of free and open solutions that solved daily problems creatively. The students are working in groups of 4, during the initial exercise, students were asked to tackle themes of care that touch aspects of care for the person, and their surrounding circle, and the broader issues that they are interested in tackle. Allergies, autism, stress, and different health and well-being related issues were among the topics that students listed as topic to tackle through OpenCare solutions that they will implement during the workshop.
This is an interesting opportunity to see how students will combine their freshly learned tech skills with the concepts of care that they target. We are currently in our second week of the workshop, and it is intended to leverage the student’s tech skills, and better form stories around products that they intend to develop. Stay tuned to more updates by the end of the week.