Applications for the Harvard University-wide Digital Problem-Solving Initiative are currently live and will remain open through Tuesday, September 9th at 11:59 pm. DPSI brings together a diverse group of learners (including students, faculty, fellows, and staff) to work on real-world projects that address problems and opportunities across the University. Participants have the opportunity to enhance and cultivate competency in various digital literacies as teams engage with research, design, and policy work relating to the Harvard community. Students will work with (and be mentored by) Harvard faculty, fellows, and staff in collaborative teams that will build and shape the increasingly digital environment in which we live, learn, work, and create.
Over the course of the fall semester, DPSI teams will work on projects based in and around the Harvard community, using design thinking and other forms of creative problem solving to produce concrete solutions. Clinical Professor Chris Bavitz of the Cyberlaw Clinic will lead a team looking at issues related to accessibility in online education. Other 2014 DPSI projects will address big data analysis in the context of HarvardX; enhancing access to data on sexual assault; application of technology and design principles to the management of farmers markets; and development of interactive documentaries. In the spring, DPSI will host a number of speakers, skill-based workshops, and hackathons, all of which will culminate in a DPSI fair.
Sign up, and join this unique interdisciplinary community dedicated to multi-directional mentorship and learning and enhancing digital literacy across a wide variety of fields!