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 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 – Week 11

This week we looked at microplastics and tried to focus in on the root of the problem by using a tool called a Problem Tree. We focused more on the causes since we are quite familiar with the effects of plastic pollution. This helped us narrow down the area we want to...

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Spring week 10

This week has been a roller-coaster of emotions for Team Spring. But, with tremendous support from the Design Factory family and our great team dynamics, we pulled through the week surprisingly well. Beginning the week with a team swop with our peers from the SUGAR...

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Spring – Week 9

Before the break we had our presentation for our conceptual direction. We finally decided on our problem space which is Micro-plastics pollution and its impact on environmental and human health. The presentation built on what we had worked on in IdeaSquare, and the...

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SPRING: Week 8

After coming back from IdeaSquare, CERN, we received a warm welcome from our Design Factory Melbourne family - happily reunited! We had an enjoyable Slightly Unorganised Design Session (SUDS), where we shared our travel experiences over rosti and cheese, bringing us...

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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.