The project began as an internal inquiry at the Quicksand Design Studio to explore work in design for antimicrobial resistance. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) or drug-resistance infection is an increasing global public health threat. The complex nature of AMR required design inquiry into simple and effective communication that enhances awareness and positively influences behaviours. From navigating stakeholders to identifying their power and responsibilities and deriving insights from the action plans and organizations working to mitigate this phenomenon. The initial outcome of the project included developing design and co-creation tools to understand the causality of AMR and systems mapping the One Health Approach. It helped disseminate a sense of urgency and an understanding of interdependency among different domains. Applying human-centred design to the idea of creating a biosecurity culture on farms was the main focus. The documentation includes participatory research mapping possibilities arising from the new normal.
Keywords: antimicrobial resistance, generative research, one health approach, systems thinking, toolkit design
Student Name: Dhyani Bhavin Parekh
Guide: Mr. Praveen Nahar, Co-Guide: Mr. Sahil Thappa