Advances in the capabilities of digital technology to organize, create, and share information combined with the pervasiveness of personal technology devices has transformed our society in innumerable ways. Technology has also changed the way that institutions interact with and serve their constituents as evidenced through a number of interesting innovations in the field. The course will delve into several of these programs, such as: Code for America, which brings develops, designers and entrepreneurs into city government to help the offices become more open and efficient; TurboVote, a tool that is trying to make voting as easy as possible by using the web to streamline the absentee voter registration process; the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Blog which enables a dialogue with the public about their methods and guidelines, potentially improving the relationship between travelers and the agency; among others. This is a practical course that will help you gain the practical skills necessary to develop and refine a socially conscious digital innovation concept and bring it to fruition.
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