Design, Technology, and Social Impact
The course explores major areas of research and practice at the intersection of design, technology, and social impact. Specifically, we will explore the current state of research and interesting real-world examples related to the design, evaluation, and implementation of interventions comprising of technical, social, and organizational elements. We will also explore leading theories and methods for anticipating broader, indirect societal impacts of such intervention. Course activities will involve discussion of primary literature, some guided instruction, assignments, and a major research project.
Course Notes: Designed for Computer Science PhD students. Open to masters students, advanced undergraduates, and students from other areas with permission of instructor.