SPRING.

Water Source. Season. Spring into the future

About the project

“Imagine a day without water. How valuable is a drop of water to you now?”
Team SPRING consists of 3 students from the Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne. We are exploring the UN Sustainable Development Goals 6 and 14. Our objective is to find solutions to local water problems in regards to the SDG goals, raise awareness and propose changes before it becomes irreversible. Let’s Spring into a better, and more sustainable future.

Our Weekly Updates

Our Weekly Research & Idea Development Updates

Team Spring – Week 21

With 3 weeks to go - we are very conscious that itโ€™s crunch time! We have locked in very concretely onto our idea of the curbside robot, named Kirby (haha, get the pun?) who is a toddler-sized autonomous sweeping robot that focuses specifically on curbside dust (in...

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Team Spring – Week 20

This week we spent time researching our assumptions and looking for statistics that supported our concept. It was good to revisit this to build conviction for our idea, especially after numerous pivots. We are still looking at street sweeping/ street cleaning as our...

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Team Spring – Week 19

This week we took a short break from the overload of insights from the previous weeks. We went through the first piece of our timeline in detail. Looking at the first five years, we roughly detailed out a plan of how to raise awareness. Our final idea was to have a...

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Team Spring – Week 17 & 18

Weโ€™re catching up on some weeks since our design freeze where we were told to lock in on one concept and just keep developing it. Our focus is urban tyre dust, where we reduce the amount that enters the environment through stormwater. Our solution is based on...

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Team Spring – Week 13 & 14

Due to our Midway Presentation, we took a weekโ€™s hiatus to focus - so weโ€™re catching up on 2 weeksโ€™ updates! Earlier in the month, we attended the first ever Port Phillip Bay Nurdle Hunt organised by Organisation Clean Sweep which aims to keep plastic nurdles out of...

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Team Spring – Week 12

Firstly, Happy Lunar New Year to those who celebrate! We just welcomed the Year of the Pig in 2019, meaning that part of our week was spent pigging out! Happy Lunar New Year to all! Two out of three of team Spring embraced the animal of the year by pigging out during...

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Team Spring

Jeannie Foo

Jeannie Foo

Design Strategy and Innovation

Jeannie is studying for her Master of Design Strategy and Innovation a decade after her undergraduate degree in Political Science and Sociology. She previously worked in a grantmaking foundation in aid of natural disaster survivors before moving into corporate sustainability. Having grown up in the beautiful seaside town of Kota Kinabalu (and then lived in Kuala Lumpur which literally translates to Muddy Confluence), she fully appreciates the significance of water and marine issues.

Jing Tan

Jing Tan

Interior Architecture

Jing is currently in her honour year of Bachelor in Interior architecture. Her interest is sustainable future design in architecture and environment. Jing believes that designers are essential and impactful to societyโ€™s advancement and development. She will keep pursuing her passion in becoming a better designer who designs for innovation and transformation of a positive future.

Kanika Shah

Kanika Shah

Design Strategy and Innovation

Kanika is almost halfway through her Masters of Design. She was studying and practising interior design in the last 5 years, she is gradually coming out of her comfortable interior shell. Respecting and learning other forms of design, she wishes to establish herself as someone who designs for change.