Trade School is an alternative education system where “students barter for instruction”. Located in Lower East Side, New York, It is a place where regular people can teach something they like, and are good at, to other regular people. Learn More about Trade School here.
During Paul Pangaro’s class at Parsons entitled “Service Design Concepts” we learned trough multiple assignments how to represent services trough blueprint models. Our final individual assignment resulted in a complete observation and progressive visual modeling of the service.
I started interviewing Caroline Woolard, one of the founders and several students in attendance striving to determine how Trade School worked and its current issues. The system was then divided into different parts such as “Class attending” or “Fundraising”. I realized a global blueprint poster and a visual storytelling of the service, to represent the links between these parts. Even though I did not share the “Replicating” solution to these issues with Trade School, this new section at the end of their website shows they had exactly the same idea.