Community Service Engineering

Introduction to Community Service Engineering: bridging the worlds of technology, the social domain & the profit sector
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  • Lectures 11
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 3/2016 English

Course Description

Are you an engineer with an affinity for the social domain?
Are you convinced that technology is an important lever for more independence and a better quality of life for vulnerable groups in society?
Do you think you can make a significant contribution to social profit organisations as an engineer?

This course bridges the worlds of technology, the social profit and the profit sector.
Above all as an engineer you solve problems for ... people.

This course will help you to get into the social aspects of engineering problems and focuses on:

1. User Centred Design & Vulnerable Groups

2. Organisations in the social domain

3. Technology in the social domain

What are the requirements?

  • This course is meant to support engineering students in undertaking a ‘real-life project’ for a vulnerable group in society or for an organisation in the social domain.
  • Before starting this course it would be good to think up such design challenge (real-life project) and keep it in mind while taking the course.
  • Higher education in engineering or sciences is required

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Formulate an appropriate technical answer to a 'real need' with a clear link to the social domain
  • Address the formulated need via the ‘User Centred Design’ (UCD) process in interaction with the end user and/or other relevant stakeholders
  • Communicate the acquired knowledge and insights via the UCD process utilising advanced information technology
  • Categorise organisations active in the social domain and compare them with organisations in different countries
  • Illustrate and substantiate the societal added value of these organisations
  • Explain what social innovation is and provide examples
  • Explain what assistive technology is and provide examples
  • Explain what accessibility is and provide examples that illustrate it
  • Explain what accessibility is and provide examples
  • Illustrate how technology can contribute to the optimisation of the social profit organisations

What is the target audience?

  • This course is meant to support engineering students in undertaking a ‘real-life project’ for a vulnerable group:
  • Masters of Engineering Technology
  • Masters of Engineering Science
  • Masters of Engineering Science: Architects
  • BioScience Engineers
  • Business Engineers

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Curriculum

Introduction
00:52
Section 1: User Centred Design & Vulnerable Groups
User Centred Design - Participatory Design - Inclusive Design
09:19
Quiz: User Centred Design - Participatory Design - Inclusive Desing
5 questions
Communication
16:15
Communication
5 questions
Appreciative Inquiry
05:55
Appreciative Inquiry
4 questions
Culture
11:57
Quiz: Culture
5 questions
Empowerment, Participation and Inclusion
08:58
Quiz: Empowerment, Participation and Inclusion
5 questions
Section 2: Organisations in the social domain
Legal Aspects - Intellectual Property Rights
09:32
Quiz: Legal Aspects - Intellectual Property Rights
5 questions
Section 3: Technology in the social domain
Examples of technology for the social domain
07:52
Quiz: Examples of technology for the social domain
5 questions
Examples of technology for vulnerable groups
11:26
Quiz: Examples of technology for vulnerable groups
4 questions
Assistive Technology, International Organisations and Standards
10:07
Assistive Technology, International Organisations and Standards
5 questions
Accessibility in Engineering
08:01

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