About: This is an ongoing project from this semester at the Institute of design. The objective of this course is to design services from big data.
The Chicago Murals Engine brings together students interested in mural art with Chicago's well known mural artists to create murals, in the neighborhood, that celebrate its history and culture. Murals that replace graffiti laden walls are known to reduce the instances of graffiti.
This service could find special application in troubled neighborhoods where there are many graffiti instances and students are vulnerable to violence. The act of painting murals could distract them in positive, constructive activities instead of getting involved in violent activities.
learnings: experiment design, experience prototyping, service design process, building business case