New Media Concepts for the Third Sector

Instructor

Teemu Leinonen

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Overview

Kurssin kuvaus
The study project explores the role of social media tools and services in increasing the effectiveness and reach  of the activities and communication of third sector organizations. The approach is based on design research and prototyping activities carried out collaboratively with a partner organization.

Oppimistavoitteet / -tulokset
Students will learn how to define design challenges and to design solutions with and for a partner organization that operates globally in challenging environments. Students will learn to manage and implement a design consulting process (communication, strategy, budget, etc), collaborative and participatory design practices and tools, about current social and new media practices, tools, services and technologies in relationship to activities of third sector organizations.

Resurssit
This study project explores the role of social media tools and services in an attempt to increase effectiveness of the activities and communication of third sector organizations. The approach is based on design research, service design and prototyping activities carried out collaboratively with a partner organization.

Arviointiperusteet
Course includes lectures, fieldwork, concept design, service design and prototyping, pitching of ideas and presenting results. Evaluation criteria is based on attendance to a min of 80% of class meetings, active participation in the discussion/ideation/production process, quality, depth and breath of the final solution proposal, and team work.

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