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Design for Good: To Go

When
Tue, Apr 5, 2016 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where
Microsoft New England Research and Development Center
1 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02142

Connecting with communities, in their communities.

Taking a cue from the humble ice cream truck, many socially conscious organizations have taken their services to the streets by operating out of trucks. By creating more accessible services, they have been able to connect with their audiences more directly and expand their reach.

In this discussion we'll explore the lessons a few of these organizations have learned from designing experiences that brought them closer to their communities. Can a city increase engagement by putting City Hall into a truck? Can you help more people by putting healthcare on wheels? What advantages and opportunities do community-minded organizations discover when they become portable?

This conversation will feature organizations offering mobile services in the city: Boston City Hall To Go, The Family Van, sparc! The ArtMobile and Mei Mei food truck.

Who should attend:

  • Socially-minded individuals
  • Bostonians who care about their community and its future
  • Designers and creative professionals interested in creating experiences with communities in mind
  • Food truck fiends eager to see other applications for the concept
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