Points to note from this video that coincides with my assumptions and postulates.
- The vision to have a litter-free world
- Litter became approachable
- Litter is blending into the background of our lives, so its time to get it to the foreground.
- How tracking this data can make a difference
- How even cleaner cities are benefitting greatly, than from developing countries
- How it helps systems built for cleanliness to take advantage of this data model
- Harnessing the simple habit of people reporting or complaining about litter.
- Converting a problem into data and its impact
What this taught me:
- First of all, believe in your idea and don’t dismiss it early on.
- Channel the power from your own experiences and that might result in better and effective ideas
- This was a pat on my back that my thesis direction was indeed going to be fruitful.
- I could tailor this project for developing countries specifically – those like India who have as many smartphones as the amount of garbage.
- Most importantly, how to spin my project into a positive outcome and critique than a negative one.
Surely, this has convinced me to move forward with my idea of this project with the nuances of experimenting with demographic data. It’s only a matter of should I use this project/idea for my thesis or to move ahead with the Strangers Project?