INFO 4240

INFO 4240

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

The social impact of technologies is typically thought about fairly late, if ever, in the design process. Indeed, it can be difficult at design time to predict what effects technologies will have. Nevertheless, design decisions can inadvertently "lock in" particular values early on. In this course, we will draw on science & technology studies, technology design, and the arts to analyze the values embodied in technology design and to design technologies to promote positive social impact. What social and cultural values do technology designs consciously or unconsciously promote? To what degree can social impact be "built into" a technology? How can we take social and cultural values into account in design?

When Offered Fall.

Distribution Category (CA-AS, SSC-AS)

Comments Technical background is not needed for this course.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: INFO 5240STS 4240

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9620 INFO 4240   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  9799 INFO 4240   DIS 201

    • F Phillips Hall 213
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Csikszentmihalyi, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  9800 INFO 4240   DIS 202

    • F Phillips Hall 307
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Csikszentmihalyi, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  9801 INFO 4240   DIS 203

    • F Phillips Hall 213
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Csikszentmihalyi, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  9802 INFO 4240   DIS 204

    • F Upson Hall 222
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Csikszentmihalyi, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  9803 INFO 4240   DIS 205

    • F Phillips Hall 213
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Csikszentmihalyi, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  9804 INFO 4240   DIS 206

    • F Upson Hall 222
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Csikszentmihalyi, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  9805 INFO 4240   DIS 207

    • F Statler Hall 291
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Csikszentmihalyi, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  9806 INFO 4240   DIS 208

    • F Hollister Hall 320
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Csikszentmihalyi, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17637 INFO 4240   DIS 209

    • F Phillips Hall 213
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Csikszentmihalyi, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17638 INFO 4240   DIS 210

    • F Upson Hall 222
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Csikszentmihalyi, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person