Students Jie Tang, Anupa Dasgupta, Tritra Pohsri, Vanessa Chun and Anna Focaroli with Reader and course tutor Alison Prendiville (third from right)
Words by Jyoti Mann
Five students from LCC’s MA Service Experience Design and Innovation recently worked with Ordnance Survey on their Geovation Challenge, held in Southampton across 3 days in February. The Challenge saw 5 teams of finalists, mainly from a technology background, competing to pitch the most successful idea for tackling a real-life problem relating to underground assets – telecommunications, energy, transport, water and sewerage.
The LCC students were matched up with the teams as human-centred design and service design advisors, and worked with them on the refinement and presentation of their ideas. The winning team or teams then have access to the students as consultants to fully develop and implement their concept.