EC.750 Humanitarian Innovation: Design for Relief, Rebuilding, and Recovery


Class Info

Explores the role innovation can and does play in how humanitarian aid is provided, and how it can impact people, products, and processes. Provides a fundamental background in the history and practice of humanitarian aid. Considers the various ways that design can be used to enhance aid, such as product and system design for affected populations, co-creation with affected populations, and capacity building to promote design by refugees and the displaced. Case studies and projects examine protracted displacement as well as recovery and resettlement, including efforts in Colombia, Lebanon, Nepal, Sudan, and Uganda. Potential for students to travel over the summer to partner communities.

This class has no prerequisites.

EC.750 will be offered this semester (Spring 2018). It is instructed by A. Smith and M. Thompson.

Lecture occurs 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in N51-310.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

You can find more information at the D-Lab site or on the EC.750 Stellar site.

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