On June 2nd, 55 participants are enroled in the Human-Centred Research and Design in Crisis course and are eager to start the sessions.
Students were given to fill in a survey for the staff to find out more about their relevant projects, as well as their interests in the course, in order to design the sessions in respect to those.
From the survey it became clear that students’ background is highly diverse: we welcome students at bachelor, master and doctorate level.
Their expertize also vary, from Computer Science to Art & Design, Creative Sustainability and Business. Previous work conducted by the participants on human-centred design seems inspirational: conducting research in Singapore, working with digital data for health, doing participatory design in Australia and conducting interviews in Nepal are just a few out of the many projects students have been involved into.
What sparks their curiosity for the course is to learn more about:
- Stakeholders involvement
- Ethical concerns
- Participatory design
- Case Studies
- Environmental crisis foresight
- Risk assessments
Overall, they are motivated to join the course because the topic is relevant for their career prospects and can bring benefits to their thesis. They want to learn more about collaborative and participatory design, as well as qualitative design research and they see the course as a possibility to network and to meet insightful people.
We have included many of the above topics into the sessions’ design and we welcome students to continue providing feedback and ideas for topics during the course.