HMW Encourage Composting in the City? Part 1/3 – Research Methods

Toronto Chapter
Tue, Aug 23, 6:00 PM (EDT)

About this event


This is part one of a three-part design thinking event series. In this session, we will:

  • Kick things off with a group ice-breaker activity
  • Provide an overview of the topic area 
  • Learn about qualitative research methods
  • Learn how to conduct and facilitate user research interviews
  • Learn about best practice interviewing techniques
  • Practice interviewing online in groups


How Might We Encourage Composting in the City?

This summer, we are putting our design thinking skills into practice! In this 3-part event series, we will kick things off with a session on user research methods, go on a site visit to a greenhouse and community garden and participate in a compost demo tour. We will test our user research interviewing techniques at a public farmers market and take part in a group workshop, where we will share our insights.

Intended Outcomes

  • Learn about user research methods and interviewing techniques
  • Site visit and tour of a community garden and greenhouse including a compost demo
  • Test out our user research interview techniques at a public farmer's market
  • Participate in a research synthesis and ideation workshop
  • Connect with other event attendees and collaborate in group work


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