Cada Paso is a weekend walking program for families in East Harlem, formed in partnership between Little Sisters of the Assumption Family Health Service and local health providers.
Cada Paso’s year-round evolving curriculum of walks is tailored to address parents’ health concerns. By combining the physical activity of walking with educational content, conversation with allied health professionals, social networking, and on-the-spot access to health resources we endeavor to empower families with the tools to preserve and enhance their health and achievement. The families also participate in neighborhood transformation initiatives, to promote health and achievement for the whole community.
Community Visitor + Designer
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The Design Challenge
Interactive, affordable, seasonal activities for the Cada Paso community that engage both parents and children while educating them on the natural resources around them.
A lot of children participate in these walks with their parents or older family members. Kids were not interested in the conversations between the health professionals and the adults.
On post-it notes, my team and I wrote down everything we observed from the 2 walks we participated in. From there we started mind mapping and grouping together post-it notes that fell under similar categories.
Our synthesis resulted in key design questions that directed our prototypes.
Flexing our design chops we started to create basic sketches capturing our ideas of activities that would engage both parents and children.
Knowing that this program is a seasonal-based program we thought to have our activities reflect the seasonal changes!
How do we keep the children engaged?
How can these activities foster education-based interactions between parent and child?
How can these activities be educational?
How can these activities be cheap and sustainable?