COURSE OFFERED | SOLVING PUBLIC PROBLEMS WITH TECHNOLOGY
SEMESTERS OFFERED | FALL 2014
Solving Public Problems with Technology is a hands-on learning and mentoring program designed to help you design and implement solutions to public interest problems using civic technology. The course enables you to take advantage of the latest innovations in open and participatory problem-solving, including the application of open data, crowdsourcing, expert networks, expert systems, challenges, and prizes. Geared to the purpose-driven participant (both individuals and teams, whether in grad school or on the job) passionate about a public problem, Solving Public Problems helps you develop a project from idea to implementation. Unlike a traditional accelerator, we focus only on the public interest and on projects that work with real world institutions and partners, such as agencies and NGOs, to develop more effective and scalable initiatives.
This course was offered at NYU Tisch School of Arts as well as at MIT Media Lab.
Read the full syllabus here.
Kiarash Ghiam | Online community network for people who play sports to relieve anxiety and depression
Saki Hayashi | Participatory urban planning/architectural design
Ali Clare | Tech education for Iraqi refugees
Amanda Gelb | Encouraging eco-friendly practices in the corporate space
Yuan Wang | Combatting sexual assault on NYU campus
Claire Kearney-Volpe | Participatory platform to combat cardio vascular disease
Sharon de la Cruz | Redesign project for representation of unaccompanied minors
Rohan Aneja | Informal learning opportunities to bridge skill gaps
Ran Mo | Memorialization via personal data
Alicia Nieves | Social capital for disadvantaged youth
John Farrell | Mitigating climate change collectively
Laura Patterson | Efficient ecosystem platform
Edson Soares de Soursa Jr. and Hugo Goulart Lucena | Addressing Cyberbullying
Manuel Aristarán | MuniData: tools to help municipalities open budgetary data
Jen Groff | Platform supporting personalized learning
Miguel Paz | Poderopedia -who’s who in business and politics
Luke VanHorn | Barriers to gathering better data about pollution from vehicles
Chris Piotrowski | Improving inter-organizational communication by using social network analysis as a form of program evaluation