AfriDesignX Designing for Wicked Problems Challenge
Ashesi University College, Ghana
20 May 2016
AfridesignX co-hosted a one-day ‘design challenge’ at Ashesi University College with Ashitey Trebi-Ollennu (NASA, Mars Mission Lead Engineer) and Ayorkor Korsah (Ashesi Computer Science / African Robotics Network) for young design, engineering and computer science students across Ghana. 40 selected students were tasked with transforming Mars Rover designs into a local farming vehicle used to gather desperately-needed agricultural data to address Ghana’s food crisis.
“It showed me that design thinking and technology goes hand in hand and that they are inseparable if one wants to build a human centred product.” (Participant feedback)
“Mind blowing, good technical know-how, extraordinary!” (Participant feedback)
“I have realized that one can utilize design and technology to solve basic problems in almost every field” (Participant feedback)