Civic Media Codesign Studio

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In this course, participants work with community partners to develop civic media projects. (Image courtesy of byrawpixel on Flickr. Used under CC BY.)


MIT Course Number

CMS.362 / CMS.862

As Taught In

Fall 2020


Undergraduate / Graduate

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Course Description

The Civic Media Codesign Studio is a project-based studio course in collaborative design of civic media. Students work with a range of organizations to create civic media projects grounded in real-world community needs. It covers theory and practice of codesign, including methods for community participation in iterative stages of project ideation, design, prototyping, testing, launch, and stewardship. This semester, the course will focus on building systems of collaboration between municipal government and local care networks to facilitate effective cocreation of policy.

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Eric Gordon. CMS.362 Civic Media Codesign Studio. Fall 2020. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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