STEP 1: CHOOSE YOUR DESIGN APPROACH
Our desk research and interviews with experts led us to identify four design strategies at four different levels: communications, products, services, and systems. Choose an approach that stimulates you and that fits your idea best. You don’t have to be restricted to the strategy that sounds most like your discipline or day job. You may also think about collaborating with designers from other specialisations.
STEP 2: CHOOSE YOUR TOPIC
Climate change threatens the most basic necessities of life: food, water, shelter, energy. As such, it poses an enormous danger to our health. According to the most respected authorities on climate change adaptation, these five topics – and the way they interrelate – are where the biggest problems are.
Which climate change issue do you feel most compelled to explore solutions to?
STEP 3: CHOOSE YOUR PROJECT REGION & CONTEXT
The consequences of climate change are not evenly distributed around the globe. Unfortunately, the poorest and most vulnerable regions — Sub Saharan Africa and South-East Asia — will feel the brunt of it. But that doesn’t mean that other regions are “safe”. We provide a continental overview of the possible consequences here.
Of course, we encourage you to do your own research on the intended location of your project. What are the key risks and opportunities of that particular region? Where can you make the biggest impact?