Enroll in our new course for international high school students at Stanford this Summer 2017: Design as Discovery: Peace Technology and Design Thinking
Jul 17 – Aug 5, 2017 Stanford PreCollegiate Studies: Design as Discovery: Peace Technology and Design Thinking
In the last ten years, emerging technologies such as social media, wearable devices and mobile phones have transformed how people behave and interact with each other at scale. Most notably, some of these persuasive technologies have been transformed into peace technologies by democracy activists, governments and individuals to positively change the way people relate to each other and to their governments. This hands on course will examine the mechanics and dynamics of behavior design, persuasive technology and the application of behavioral psychology to explore the concepts of peace innovation and design thinking. The class will include guest speakers from the fields of innovation, design thinking, behavior design, persuasive technology and conflict resolution. Students will identify conflict issues in their communities that can be positively affected through a scalable behavior change app or technology. Students will learn and apply behavioral psychology, opportunity mapping, behavior design, persuasive technology, rapid prototyping, and data analytics in the development of their peace tech applications. Students will complete a group project, with an emphasis on prototyping, peer feedback and iterative design.
July 17 – August 05
Previous courses or experience in computer programming, psychology, game design or any of the other disciplines that intersect are helpful but not required.
Age and grade requirements:
1. 9th – 11th grade at the time of application.
2. age 14 – 17 on the first day of the session.
Past Classes & Workshops
Nov 11-12, 2016 Stanford/SLUSH: Scaling up Rapid Innovation Culture in Large Established Organizations
May 11-12 2016 Oslo/Open Innovation Lab of Norway: Rapid Experimental Deal Design
Apr 5-6 2016 Oslo/Open Innovation Lab of Norway: Rapid Experimental Deal Design
Mar 31 2016 Fayetteville: Introduction to Behavior Design, Principles of Persuasive Technology and Peace Innovation
Nov 2015 Finland/Aalto University: Rapid Experimental Deal Design (REDD) Workshop
Sep 2015 The Hague/Univ of Leiden Peace Informatics Lab: Food Security Rapid Prototyping
Sep 2015 Finland/Aalto University: Rapid Experimental Deal Design (REDD) Workshop
Jul 2015 The Hague/Peace Innovation Lab@Hague: Summer Institute
Jul 2015 The Hague/Peace Innovation Lab@Hague: Lab Organizer Workshop
Apr 2015 Bogota: Peace Innovation Workshop
Nov 2014 The Hague/University of Leiden Peace Informatics Lab: Rapid Innovation Master Class
Oct 2014 Oddsherrod Kommune, Denmark : Peace Innovation Workshop
Fall 2014 Stanford University d.school: Getting to Trust in Conflict Environments
2014 Aalborg, Denmark: Peace Innovation Workshop