This post explores the challenges of achieving universal accessibility in public transport, including the conflict between macro and micro-level implementation and barriers met at the micro-level. It highlights the importance of addressing systemic and individual barriers to create more accessible transport chains. What is required to achieve universal accessibility?
What are the main issues in the present transport system? Which challenges will the service providers face in the future? How should public travel chains be in the future? In the last three weeks, we collaborated with national and local service providers, user associations and municipalities to answer these questions.
A dignified old age and the retirement event have several connections we had to discover. Our group’s objective over the previous three weeks has been to comprehend the perspective of retired people through field research and identify the critical life events that lead to being dignified and how digitalisation influences it as a tool.
Finnish design project provided by the Ministry of Finance focusing on solving the needs of the public servants (in Kela, TE offices and municipalities) involved in the transition from the 15 TE offices to 309+ municipalities due to the TE services reform 2024, via people-centric and public strategy renewal ideas.
These past two weeks we focused on unearthing challenges, triumphs and expectations with on-the-ground employees from different organisations which are a part of the TE2024 reform and identifying challenging areas where we can intervene. So far we have outlined three main problem segments that resurfaced often when discussing different reform activities.
Climate change is taking its toll on biodiversity everywhere but something lurking in the shadows of public media is the visitors’ contribution to biodiversity loss in national parks. Ideologies of systems thinking helped us to understand this spider legged topic further and eventually even led us to our problem area: Value of the guidelines is not realized by the visitors in relation to their impacts to biodiversity.
Team 1B is working on Metsähallitus’ and the Ministry of the Environment’s brief about the future of sustainable recreation. How can national parks be preserved in the future, as visitor numbers continue to grow? Through research and design interventions, the project seeks solutions to behaviors that harm the nature in conservation areas.