Challenge: How can we inspire youths in Husby to explore career opportunities to widen their perspectives? Challenge giver: Reactor, youth center in Husby Solution: Future Me Concept: A digital inspirational career guide for youths Challenge area: Education
Future Me is an innovation project centered around Reactor, a leisure and youth center for young people aged 16 – 20 located in Husby, Stockholm. Reactor, as a challenge giver, presented several challenges that they were experiencing and were open to the team addressing one or more of these problems. The core of the challenges was that youths in Husby have limited options for their future employment due to a narrow scope of opportunities they are experiencing around them, both in the local community and in society.
The final problem definition is: How can we inspire youths in Husby to explore career opportunities to widen their perspectives? We created a persona which summarizes needs and insights around youths in Husby, aged 15 – 18.
Through the Design Thinking process emerged 7 concepts. After taking into consideration relevant features from all of the concepts, evaluations offered from fellow students and feedback that was shared by the challenge giver, the team chose to refine, test and further develop the concept Future Me.
Future Me is a digital solution that inspires young people to explore careers and broaden their perspectives of possible career paths.