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Trash separation

Trash Separation Dispenser Prototypes
Trash Separation Dispenser Prototypes

In the Design Thinking course, Babak Nemat, Iman Baktash, and Ryan Ruvald have explored issues surrounding trash separation in public places. Their project included investigating user behavior and preferences in areas such as the BTH campus area and the local hospital. Their final concept involves new types of trash dispensers and information signs to enable user to improve behavior in sorting their trash.


About the project

Students: Babak Nemat, Iman Baktash, Ryan Ruvald

Program: MSPI

Course: MT2542 Design thinking

Project problem: Trash separation behavior in public spaces

Solution: Trash dispensers and information signs

Summary – Trash Separation

Even though many people are very good at separating their trash and recycling in their homes, it is often a lot more difficult to achieve this in public areas where the opportunities and convenience often is limited. Based on theories of designing for behavioral change, the students have designed prototypes of new attractive trash dispensers as well as information material to assist users in improving the rate of recycling.

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