The Hult Prize is the world’s largest student competition for social good. Established in 2010 , the annual, year-long competition crowdsources ideas from MBA and college students after challenging them to solve a pressing social issue around topics such as food security, water access, energy, and education.
In 2017, the challenge revovled around the idea of designing a form of social entrepreneurship that would empower those who suffer from the global refugee crisis.
Empathy mapping would direct us to exploring the following main bodies of interest which revolved around temporary settlements, open-ended waiting, mental health, and refugee identity formation. This would lead us to uncover underlying themes of how refugees might experience and use time during periods of displacement.
To help us explore and visualize how refugees might experience time a series of systems map were created. A temporal map helps compare the time refugees spent in camps in relation to the administration process they went through as each journey is different.
Insight: No two refugee case file is processed in the same amount of time.