Role: Designer and Researcher
Community as a concept occupies a very important place for humans. All humans have some form of community in their daily life, beginning with their family. People find safety, comfort and entertainment in these community units.
Communities are created through both explicit and implicit triggers.
The implicit triggers include proximity, interests, hobbies, etc.
The explicit triggers include professional connections, activities, charity events — generally: experiences.
Based on the data from our interviews, people under 40 in Indianapolis are really interested in participating in community events on a regular basis.
However, both participants and the organizers are facing certain logistical barriers in building communities, that no one has yet solved definitively.