In the Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 semesters, our team worked with the Yale Landscape Lab to build a stronger sense of community through a human-centered design solution. The Yale Landscape Lab (YLL) serves as a breeding ground for innovative agriculture and sustainability practices on West Campus.
Team Lead: Nathan Paumier
When visiting the Yale Landscape Lab for the first time - a trip that neared 45-minutes - we initially sought to improve transportation to the YLL, or at least accessibility to its workshops and mission. But upon interviewing students and interns and volunteers, we realized that transportation difficulties made it difficult for members to meet and interact regularly, so we focused on building a stronger sense of community there.
With the panels complete and the structure upright, the team is excited to assemble the bulletin board for implementation on YLL’s campus in the fall.
Our team completed several rounds of ideation, ultimately deciding to build at a three-sided bulletin board that would serve as a communication and interaction hub at the YLL. The panels are equipped with information about the YLL & its diverse missions, current members & running projects, and a blackboard for surveys & upcoming activities.