BEYOND FIVE

DESIGN RESEARCH | PROTOTYPING

Centre for Knowledge Societies | Three Months

Immersive research and interdisciplinary solutioning to combat Under 5 Mortality Rates (U5MR) in Bihar, India from a social lens.

THE CHALLENGE

• To identify social factors that impact the health of low-income populations.

• To design interdisciplinary solutions to address social vulnerability.

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THE SOLUTION

Solutions across product design, information design and low-tech interventions prototyped to address varying risk factors in the home and health facilities.

Population: 32,73,127

Under 5 Mortality Rate: 97 (per 1000 live births)

Children under 5 years who are:

Stunted: 52.1%

Underweight: 47.0%

Wasted: 20.8%

DEMOGRAPHY

Bihar is a state in Northern India, which has extremely high rates of children who are at a mortal state before reaching the age of five. Purnia is a small district in Bihar where we traced social vulnerability of children.

 

Concepts

DEMARCATION OF

SAFE SPACES

A self-assembled & culturally adequate cradle for a 0-1 year old.

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KNOW FAMILIES,

KNOW CHILDREN

Paper-based tool to visually communicate the family archetype and illness history to doctors.

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