Vertically Integrated Project: Civic Design

Spring 2017
Fall 2017
Spring 2018
Carl DiSalvo
Ellen Zegura
Amanda Meng

The purpose of this course is to research and develop information, communication, and media systems to address regional civic issues, using techniques from design, computing, and social sciences , in collaboration with government and community partners.  These systems will have real-world impact, and promote social sustainabilty, equity, and justice.  The course will involve the following research/design issues: Novel strategies for community engagement with technology (GIS, sensors, etc.); Accessible systems for civic data collection, analysis and display; Tools for digital/interactive information design; Evaluation of social impact; and New models of social innovation, privacy, and security in the context of civic data and applications.