Innovation & Technology Product Design

Rosina Scarano

As a human-centered designer, my curiosity drives me to discover the ‘why’ behind every challenge. I believe design is about engaging in meaningful conversations with diverse stakeholders to determine ‘how’ we can achieve social change. I collaborate with individuals who have lived experiences to gain intriguing insights to create impactful solutions.

At the core of my practice, I aim to bring people together and empower communities through memorable and innovative experiences. I have a passion for visual identity and communication to create eye-catching designs that resonate with people.

Contact
rscarano.design@gmail.com
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Projects
Ruby // Let’s Sustain The Conversation
Baton // Sharing Collective Knowledge

Collaborative Works
Future Working Habitat
HOLI – Future Experiences Group Project

Ruby // Let’s Sustain The Conversation

For my self-initated project I was focusing on menstruation. In Scotland, school pupils receive a maximum of two to three lessons on menstruation throughout their academic learning. Nearly one in four young people have seen periods referred to as negative in a movie or TV, highlighting its perception in society. Overall, during my research I discovered that this topic was misrepresented, lacked in-depth knowledge in education systems and needed more celebration and normalising. With collaborating with a secondary school through a co-design session, I discovered the need for something to be brought into the school environment.

‘Ruby’ is a charity that travels to secondary schools in Scotland, promoting new communication and representation for menstrual health. Just like the average cycle, Ruby’s pop-up stays on school grounds for 28 days bringing multiple resources from books to sustainable products, in-depth talks and one-to-one sessions for advice. Ruby aims to celebrate and encourage experience sharing. Through our digital story wall, pupils can share advice with each other. Additionally, the data is collected anonymously and made available to both private and public sectors, amplifying its impact for broader societal benefits. Ruby is for all, and creates an inclusive atmosphere with its fun animations of period products.

It doesn’t just stop after 28 days. With Ruby’s Changemaker Programme, this gives pupils ownership and a voice on rewriting the narrative for menstrual health. They take on new roles within their school community and explore new concepts to make their city a better place for menstruation with Ruby Day.

Co-design session with secondary school

Primary research

Packaging for variety box

Changemaker Kit

Serivce map

Ruby pop-up, CAD render

Physical prototype model
Pop-up digital story wall
Ruby changemaker meeting

Ruby 5 year anniversary advert

Engaging pupils in initial concepts

Reactions of pupils in pop-up

Changemaker pupil holding kit

Baton // Sharing Collective Knowledge

Based on our future world, I decided to focus on engagement for my individual project.

Baton is a community-led service that brings sustainable skill-building to residential areas. We recognise that individuals have diverse circadian rhythms, and there is a continuous demand for sustainable practices during engagement time. Through a locker system, app and community hub, Baton creates an inviting atmosphere for all. Whether contributors are sharing their expertise through physical templates, audio, and video, or learners are absorbing knowledge from others, Baton provides a supportive space where citizens can build skills and embrace sustainable practices at their own pace, fostering personal development.

It disrupts traditional models of top-down knowledge sharing by allowing citizens to take ownership of their learning experiences. It has introduced new roles within the community; for example a community archivist, that allow individuals to express their expertise in a meaningful and collaborative form. Additionally, Baton celebrates cultural nuances with promoting diverse cross-cultural understanding and exchange with the increase of movement from citizens due to work opportunities from HOLI.

Every community holds uniqueness and Baton wants to celebrate the collective intelligence of diverse skills from each resident to embed sustainable practices within our everyday.

Learner exploring fermentation pack that contributors have filled
Contributor adding sourdough recipe to fermentation pack
Collective intelligence of the West End, Glasgow
The details; pink pinpoints are citizens and pink rectangles are community hub roles
Community zine report 2038
Community zine - roles
Baton pack screenprinted
App features and interfaces
User journey map
Learner exploring fermentation pack on app

Future Working Habitat

In our world, holism is at the forefront of civilization. The future of working is no longer confined to the traditional 9-5 schedule but instead synchronises with the natural cycle of the seasons and individuals circadian rhythms, fostering a deep and interconnected relationship between society and the environment.

Automation has brought about an increased need for new jobs, prompting rapid skill-based learning that encompasses a wide range of expertise through collaboration.

In the realm of our future habitats, fast-construction practices have been replaced with a sustainable, enduring approach. These habitats are designed to be wildlife-friendly, allowing humans and other species to co-inhabit harmoniously. The focus is on creating ecologically balanced working spaces that offer planetary compensation, emphasising the shared responsibility of humanity for the well-being of both people and the Earth.

HOLI – Future Experiences Group Project

Our World

In 2033, the future of work aligns with natural rhythms and prioritises individual and planetary well-being. Automation has sparked diverse skills, fostering collaboration and interdisciplinary work habitats. These habitats focus on sustainability, coexisting, ecological balance and shared responsibility.

Holism is at the forefront of our civilization. The future of working is no longer confined to the traditional 9-5 schedule but instead synchronises with the natural cycle of the seasons and individuals’ circadian rhythms, fostering an interconnected relationship between society and the environment.

Automation has brought about an increased need for new jobs, prompting rapid skill-based learning that encompasses a wide range of expertise through collaboration. In future habitats, fast-construction practices have been replaced with a sustainable, enduring approach. These habitats are designed to be wildlife-friendly, allowing humans and other species to co-inhabit harmoniously.

Holi integrates work-life harmony into existing businesses, prioritising personal well-being over company productivity and efficiency. Our main focus is: Work, Engage and Rejuvenate.

As little as one-sixth of the day is allocated to work. It is a dynamic mix of skill-building, eco-conscious productivity and seasonal interdisciplinary projects. These foster altruism, societal well-being, sustainability and innovation. Our workplaces are striving to enhance both individual fulfilment and global betterment.

Individuals can devote as much as half their day to engaging – nurturing our personal and altruistic needs. This involves skill development, connecting with nature, community engagement and quality time with loved ones. All of which play a part in our personal growth and ecological responsibility.

We value mindful personal hours, dedicating around one-third of the day to rejuvenation. This involves enriching personal experiences, through preparing balanced meals, practising meditation, unwinding and ensuring adequate sleep. Rejuvenation time is integral to recharging and fostering a positive mental state.

 

 

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