How to SHAPE TECHNOLOGY for
Wed 1 Jan until Thu 31 Dec 2020
Online via Digital Society School platform
Online Education: New Roles for Teachers and Students
Learn to define and reflect on the new roles for teachers and students in online education
MOOC - on how to learn how to nurture an adaptable mindset in your personal and professional life
Sustainability by Design – 3×3 hours
Explore the framework of the UN Sustainable Development Goals through the lens of design.
Be part of a vibrant interdisciplinary group during 20 weeks and have unique access to a network of experts in the field.
To create an inclusive digital society
we build and foster a diverse community of learners
with a human-centered design approach
and the openness to share our knowledge with the world.
Online Digital Society School Showcase (20th January 2021)
Wed 20 Jan
Our projects are clustered in intensive, trend related programmes called 'Tracks'. Each Track sees multidisciplinary teams of designers, developers and researchers working on challenges that meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
The idea of a digital twin, a virtual representation of an object, a person or a process, is not new. But the application of advanced big data analytics and AI might turn it into a truly disruptive technology. What happens when digital twins are linked to the real world, real people, real processes, real time for monitoring and control? Who will be using this technology and for what purposes? Will we be in control, or will digital twins control us? How do we interact with digital twins? The representative and predictive powers of digital twins will be huge, and will have ethical implications. Trend reports and consultancy firms are listing Digital Twin as a key strategic technology trend. Whilst tech companies, and the healthcare industry are heavily investing in these new trends, there is still limited attention from academic and applied universities. At Digital Society School, we are always exploring how new trends in tech and society can contribute to a sustainable and inclusive society.
EdTech for Social Change
The EdTech for Social Change track is a connective hub that opens space for partnerships, applied research and projects with industry stakeholders. Together we use technology to boost individual learning, corporate training and to make learning accessible to vulnerable social groups.
Design Across Cultures
In this track we design new ways to create meaningful connections between multiple stakeholders to co-create insights, ideas and solutions for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. How do you put the power of differences and similarities to work to scale up sustainable innovation locally and globally? How can you design for collaboration across contexts, cultures and nations, sustainably, without having to be physically travel across the globe?
Systems for Sharing
In this track we will work on technical, digital and social systems. We create proof of concepts, prototypes and do applied research to support ’systems for sharing’ in the light of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. We will also train organisations and professionals to adopt a different mindset and be able to stimulate a sharing culture within their work environment or community.
Data Driven Transformation
How can we ensure we marshal data in such a way as to benefit society? We explored the possibilities, considering subjects such as the energy transition, health and experience.
Digital to Physical
How does the blend of the digital and physical worlds change our society? In this track we explored topics such as smart spaces and objects, physical cybersecurity, inclusivity and the future of our digital/physical society.