2018 Wish for WASH Toilet Design Thinking Class Learning Report

Beginning in spring of 2018, the Paideia School granted our Wish for WASH team with the opportunity to conduct a composting research project as well as leading the first of several short -term classes contributing to a larger tiny home project. The resulting course, “Giving a S***: Design for a Better World,” is centered around design thinking and sustainability with the goal of having two prototypes of a composting toilet by the end of the 18-day class. The key part of this design challenge is that the composting toilets the students’ design should be a toilet that a family in Decatur would be willing to use.

The following, brief report is a documentation of the methodology, implementation, and reflection process associated with this pilot of the short term course “Giving a S***.” with 8 high school students.

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