Proposed: Atlanta Community Food Bank, City of Atlanta, Center for Civic Innovation, Proctor Creek Stewardship Council

Civic Design

Goals

To research and design information, communication, and media systems to address regional civic issues, using techniques from design, computing, and the social sciences, in collaboration with government and community partners. These systems will have real-world impact, and promote social sustainability, equity, and justice.

Issues Involved or Addressed

Novel strategies for community engagement with technology (GIS, sensors, etc.), Accessible systems for civic data collection, analysis, and display, Tools for digital / interactive information design, Evaluation of social impact, New models of social innovation, privacy and security in the context of civic data and applications.

Methods and Technologies

  • Design Thinking
  • Social Computing
  • Civic Media/Digital Civics
  • Participatory Action Research
  • Visualization
  • User Interface Design
  • Databases
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Ethnography

Academic Majors of Interest

  • Architecture
  • Business Administration
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computational Media
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Digital Media
  • History, Technology and Society
  • Industrial Design
  • Literature, Media, and Communication

Preferred Interests and Preparation

Meeting Schedule & Location

Time: 

3:00-3:50

Day: 

Thurs

Location: 

TBD

Team Advisors

Ellen Zegura
Carl DiSalvo

Sponsor(s)

Proposed: Atlanta Community Food Bank, City of Atlanta, Center for Civic Innovation, Proctor Creek Stewardship Council