Inspiring Physical Movement in the Inner City

This is my graduate thesis, which for my show I called Path to Wellness. The goal behind my design intervention was to inspire residents to move their bodies in the public spaces of their community within Baltimore. It may seem simple, but in poor communities the barriers are lofty. If fully implemented, an intervention like this has the potential to positively impact not just the individuals involved, but the community as a whole. To kick-start proactive movement in this community, I launched Walk & Talk—a weekly walking/exercise group accessible to neighborhood residents. During our weekly walks of up to 10 people, I gathered ethnographic and qualitative research, which helped me understand the target audience and identify their barriers. Although only a concept, I evolved Walk & Talk into a digital product that functions as a network of people who want to be active together.

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