The Perk Coffee Cup project, a collaborative endeavor by Emily Carr University and G.F. Strong Rehabilitation Centre, highlights the power of teamwork in addressing the issue of disposable coffee cup waste. Through extensive research, prototyping, and community engagement, the team developed innovative solutions aimed at reducing waste and promoting sustainable coffee consumption behaviors. This case study exemplifies the impact of collaborative design, demonstrating how diverse talents and perspectives can converge to tackle complex problems, ultimately leading to the creation of a smart mug prototype that encourages environmental responsibility and enhances the coffee-drinking experience. Below is the full project process book and report.