What are your ideas for fixing what's wrong in South Florida?
The squeaky wheel gets the grease, right? Solutions to problems often come from complaints. And we want to hear your complaints and suggestions for solving the problem through design. It doesn't have to be something you can design personally. Just imagine what's possible and let us know.
WLRN-Miami Herald News is partnering with The Wolfsonian-FIU for a series about the power of design. And if we pick your complaints, we'll enlist the help of people who solve problems via design for a living: architects, engineers, urban planners, and artists. We'll feature your complaint online, on the air, and perhaps even at POD Fest, the Power of Design conference.
Here are some examples of how complaints have been addressed through design: Starbucks implemented ideas from its customers, one of which led to its Splash sticks, pictured. The express lanes on I-95 were designed to alleviate traffic on the highway (to find out if they're working, stay tuned to WLRN's series "The End of the Road."
Which complaints do you think can be resolved through design? Be a part of this story by telling us what you think. Leave us a message at 305-330-9576 with your ideas to improve your everyday functions, and we may air them on WLRN 91.3 FM. You can also tell us by using #solvethismiami.