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Growing up in an athletic family, I was lucky enough to gain confidence and knowledge in many sports. However, not everyone gets this opportunity, and the fact that our age group is mostly focused on school or work makes it hard to get up and get moving.
For a fourth-year design capstone project, my partner and I used the human-centred design process along with a systems thinking approach to examine the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals through the lens of our local community. Our "how might we" question was based on the third goal (health and well-being) and was “how might we make physical activity accessible to young adults in Calgary?”
This interactive system map allows users to explore the different barriers individuals may face in Calgary. Connections will appear when they connect to a specific individual. The thick lines represent people most affected by the barrier and the thin lines represent people who are least affected.
The exhibit, "Just Do It – Transitioning into Physical Activity," had many interactive aspects to it. First, participants could slide the information boxes to reveal what benefits each barrier had. Second, participants could take an info card with a unique QR code on it that directed them to a website full of resources my partner and I created. Lastly, participants would be given a pedometer to track their steps around the exhibition space. This would allow them to determine how many minutes of an activity they achieved based on the number of steps they took that evening.