Pollice, Gary F.
OTHER / Other location, not listed
Department of External Relations in Cuenca
Between 2010 and 2016, approximately 4,500 North Americans relocated to Cuenca, Ecuador (CuencaHighLife, 2017). Expatriates and Cuencanos experience social separation due to cultural and language barriers. Our goal is to design a program that pairs Cuencanos and expatriates in an attempt to integrate the communities. We used a human- centered design approach and conducted interviews, surveys, social mapping, and a pilot test. We produced a guidebook for a tandem program for the Dirección de las Relaciones Externas which includes methods of advertising, pairing participants, organizing orientation, conducting monthly meetings, and getting feedback.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Interactive Qualifying Project
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Social Science and Policy Studies