about the course

Georgia Tech | Spring 2017
CS 8803/4803 TD | INTA 8803/4803 NK
Wednesdays 3-6pm | Design Bloc (2 West, Library)
Instructor: Neha Kumar
Office Hours: TBD

This course focuses on technology design, adoption, and use as seen through the lens of global development. We will begin with studying the history of technological advancement, the global development discourse, poverty as experienced, before we engage with the design thinking process. We will then shift our gaze to particular domains of global development, discuss important questions and concerns in these areas of work in the present day, before asking what all this means for us as both local and global citizens. Students will leave the course with a sensitivity to understanding the needs of underserved and under-represented individuals and communities, and an enhanced ability to do something with it.

There are no prerequisites. Students with an interest in technology for development, technology, or development are invited to take the course. Please be warned that you might feel unprepared to handle this course in the early weeks. Rest assured that you will leave feeling like champions.