Group 27
DIGITAL DIVIDE

Digital exclusion is an issue that many in the sphere of architecture have the privilege of not being affected by. Yet as we train to create better interfaces between people in the built environment, it is equally important that we harbour and bring attention to the discrepancy between people who do not have access to a growing digital environment. Students will help reduce the inequality that underprivileged people face by creating a public-user digital map and associated digital campaign, that aims to allow these people to access and thrive in a digital world that they were excluded from.

Ahmed A / Jan L

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DAY 1: 001 Visit to LIFESHARE/MDC

Today we listened to LIFESHARE's Zara Bobat share her experience of what the Manchester Digital Collective does for the digitally-excluded. Ranging from SIM-card provision to digital drop-off centres and free WIFI hotspots, the charity provides a vital lifeline to those experiencing digital poverty, or simply wishing to begin their online skill-sets...

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DAY 1: 002 Visit to LIFESHARE/MDC

With so much of daily life now being conducted online (from Doctor's appointments, to job interviews and banking), we learnt just how vital MDC's work is - and how wide-ranging the proposed digital map and non-digital campaign can be.
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Day 2: 001 Meet the Undergrads
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Day 2: 002 Meet the Undergrads
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Day 2: 003 Meet the Undergrads
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DAY 2: 004 Practical Charette of Themes/Graphical Styles

Today saw the undergraduates create profiles of themselves using the distinctive LIFESHARE/MDC colour-scheme in order to have a better practical understanding of what was required from the interactive map and physical posters/infographics. Postgraduates helped teach students how to use software such as Procreate, or Adobe Photoshop and InDesign.
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DAY 2 : 005 Poster Design Ideas and Collective Research

After exploring LIFESHARE/MDC's website, and cross-referencing their findings with the information given by the Client; work began on initial poster designs. Undergraduates were encouraged to identify what themes and information could be conveyed from a poster successfully, and what graphical techniques could be utilised to do so. After a quick display of the posters, students divided into groups based on creating the interactive map or creating infographics/posters.
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Day 2: 006 Meet the Undergrads
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Day 2: 007 Meet the Undergrads
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