Digital Civics

COMPSCI 592C, 3 Credits, Fall 2018
Prof. Narges Mahyar

Course Description: Digital Civics is an emerging cross-disciplinary area that explores new ways to utilize technology for promoting public participation in the design and delivery of civic services. Digital civics empowers the public to take a more active role in important civic decisions.

In this course, students will learn key concepts and background on HCI for digital civics, read and discuss key papers, case studies and digital civics systems that question conventional models of public participation. Students will present papers, participate in group discussions, and carry out research projects in teams.

Topics include human-computer interaction, research methods for digital civics, social computing, citizen science, collective intelligence, and community sourcing.