This morning, each team embarked on the second step of design thinking: intepretation. During this session, each group finished interviewing other students and teachers and created user profiles. 

“I like the interviews the best because we get to learn more about our topic and about the people here.” -Sophie I. (Malaysia)

These profiles aid in realizing the personal needs of the people impacted by the detrimental environmental problem. From this information, students began to ask the question “How might we…?” in order to create a more specific solution.

Each team had their own unique approaches to handling the task, and the international teachers also engaged in the process.   


“This morning was very strenuous because we had so many ideas to write down but it was difficult to form them into words, so we decided to use drawings which made it easier.” 

– Manale M. (Morocco)


While the process was difficult, teams ultimately found their grooves and presented their ideas in front of the fellow IELC participants.

“It was long because I wanted to be able to understand everything but it was difficult at times, but I really did enjoy it.” – Josephine C. from France