Civic Media - Collaborative Design Studio - 2012 Syllabus

Institution(s): MIT

Discipline(s): Media Studies

Faculty Member(s): Becky Hurwitz, Sasha Costanza-Chock

Keyword(s): Civic Media, Design-Research, Social Justice, Undergraduate

Partner Organization(s):NewsJack, Press Pass TV, Vida Urbana / City Life, VozMob, Zumix

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Service-learning, project-based studio course in collaborative design of civic media. Students work in diverse teams to create civic media projects grounded in real-world community needs. Covers co-design methods and best practices for including communities in iterative stages of project ideation, design, implementation, testing, and evaluation. Assumes an interest in collaboration with community-based organizations. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments.