Category Archives: Design & Design Thinking

Wish for WASH x Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta Period Problems Design Jam Spring 2021

The 2021 Design Thinking and Community Outreach team within Wish for WASH hosted a Design Jam for a Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta ‘Earn Your STEM coat’ troop of Cadets (who were between the ages of 11-14 years). The focus of the event “Period Problems” which covered Menstrual Health and Hygiene (MHH) and various stigma […]

A Critical Analysis: Bathroom and Toilet Engineering and Design Norms for Products that are Both On and Off-Grid

Wish for WASH Thinks seeks to expand the off-grid sanitation market. Sections 2 through 4 of this report provide an overview of design considerations, such as external design, sanitation concerns, disability accommodations, and composting options. Section 5 is an abbreviated market research landscape analysis that compares cost estimates and features for some of the toilets […]

Wish for WASH x The Weber School Design Jam Fall 2020 Series

Wish for WASH (W4W) is a social impact organization that seeks to innovate in the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) sector through culturally specific research, design, and education. Since 2018, W4W has been expanding its WASH-related educational programming by piloting Design Jams for intergenerational and intersectional audiences. The Weber High School in Atlanta, Georgia approached W4W […]

Wish for WASH x Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta 2020 Virtual STEM Expo

The Wish for WASH 2020 Design Thinking and Community Outreach team, comprised of 10 W4W members, hosted a Design Jam for the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta’s first ever Virtual STEM Expo in November 2020! Read more about the event in the learning report below.

COVID-19 DESIGN THINKING WORKSHOP – May 2020 Virtual Design Jam Pilot Process + Reflection

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Wish for WASH team sought to use the power of design thinking to help support water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)-related homeless initiatives in Atlanta in a creative, interactive, and generative format. This document captures the team’s process, experience and learnings as well as potential next steps for conducting a similar […]

Winter 2020 Wish for WASH x Girl Scouts of Atlanta Design Jam

The Wish for WASH (W4W) education team conducted a Design Thinking workshop with a troop from the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta. It was an overall success with the 5 W4W team members that led the event and coordinated the logistics for 12 Girl Scouts (approximately ~8-9 years old) that attended with their mothers. This inaugural […]

2019 OpenIDEO + Wish for WASH Design Jam Write Up – World Toilet Day Edition

The OpenIDEO Atlanta and Wish for WASH (W4W) Design Challenge, known as the Design Jam, was a success on the part of OpenIDEO, W4W, and the 10 participants (comprised of both undergraduates and graduate students from the metro-Atlanta area) that attended for the second event of the year. This 2nd collaboration was held on November […]

2019 OpenIDEO + Wish for WASH Design Jam Write Up

The OpenIDEO Atlanta and Wish for WASH (W4W) Design Challenge, known as the Design Jam, was a success on the part of OpenIDEO, W4W, and the 20 participants that attended. This inaugural collaboration was held on March 10th, 2019 at the DesignBloc at Georgia Tech and was sponsored by Autodesk Fusion 360. This is summary […]

2018 Wish for WASH Toilet Design Thinking Class Learning Report

Beginning in spring of 2018, the Paideia School granted our Wish for WASH team with the opportunity to conduct a composting research project as well as leading the first of several short -term classes contributing to a larger tiny home project. The resulting course, “Giving a S***: Design for a Better World,” is centered around […]

Wish for WASH and Global Growers 2016-2017 Learning Report

This is a comprehensive overview following the Wish for WASH and Global Growers dry-toilet design, implementation and monitoring project that occurred at the Decatur Kitchen Garden between 2016 and 2017.

Wish for WASH + Save the Mothers: Mother Baby Friendly Hospital Sanitation Needs Assessment Report

This is a needs-assessment report written by Taylor Hendricks, Jasmine Burton, and Mary Ajwang via a joint project between Save the Mothers in Mukono, Uganda and Wish for WASH during the aforementioned writer’s Global Health Corps Fellowship year. The final report is intended for grant applications in an effort to improve the WASH conditions of […]

Wish for WASH 2016 Learning Report

At the beginning of 2016, the Zambian branch of Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP) and Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company (LWSC) worked with Wish for WASH (W4W), a Georgia Tech founded student startup, to retrofit one of the three-hundred Ecological Sanitation (EcoSan) toilets in a Lusaka’s peri-urban compound. The EcoSan toilets, originally […]