Before choosing on a final theme and moving any further, it was essential for us to understand the brief very carefully and figure out what exactly would be required and what ideally should/ could be worked on. There were some keywords we drew from it:
data, needs, people, community
Further, how would/ could data ideally be used to improve life, local community and the world at large.
The brief also concentrated on the fact that the team should interpret the theme according to what they feel is important and it was to be on a specific theme and context that problems could be looked at.
Apart from this, the focus on entire design process and follow and exhaustive approach towards it.