OYSTER CONNECT
OYSTER RECYCLING SOLUTION THAT CONNECTS NONPROFITS AND RESTAURANTS
SCENARIO
This project was an assignment from a class in the Masters Program.
Due to upcoming legislation, all businesses will soon be responsible for the waste they generate. The team saw this change as an opportunity to connect restaurants to existing oyster recycling programs.
CHALLENGE
How to increase the amount of oysters recycled in NYC?
MY ROLE 
I took on a leadership role on the team, as I was the only graduate student with design thinking experience, I guided them through the project to achieve the best result possible. 
PROCESS
During the immersion phase, the team focused on the upcoming sustainability legislation in NYC and interviewed restaurants and nonprofit organizations. After all the information was analyzed, it was decided that the best solution was to connect established recycling programs with restaurants. The best way to do so was to develop an online platform: Oyster Connect.
RESULTS
Oyster Connect is a website that helps restaurants and recycling organizations find each other and schedule pick ups.