Irini Spyridakis

Winter 2019

Establishing longevity in resource constrained projects

Irini Spyridakis

Establishing longevity in resource constrained projects with multiple stakeholders requires agility and creativity, weighing where to cut costs, expand reach, and finalize the design and build iterations for optimal buy-in. We will explore best practices in resource constrained projects and project management. This Directed Research Group (DRG), backed by the UW’s award winning Campus Sustainability Fund, will pair-up UW food waste with local non-profit agencies in need through the design of a website that will facilitate the logistics and transportation of food waste from UW Food Services without having so many food products go to compost. During Winter quarter, students will continue to build, test, and implement a responsive website to help connect UW Housing and Food Services’ Dining facilities and local non-profit agencies. Specifically, students will apply UI and build updates, identify vulnerabilities, and debug.

Students interested in joining the DRG should have a strong background in Javascript and CSS, as well as experience with React and Firebase.

Interested students must register for 2 credits (6 hours of work/week) for either HCDE 496 or HCDE 596. Weekly deliverables will be required. Time and place TBD.  


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