Civic Media Codesign Studio

A black and white graphic that reads, "Hire ourselves! Worker-owned cooperatives."

Students in this course partnered with worker-owned cooperatives to develop innovative strategies for social transformation. (Image courtesy of Alyce Santoro on flickr. License CC BY-NC-SA.)


MIT Course Number

CMS.362 / CMS.862

As Taught In

Spring 2016


Undergraduate / Graduate

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Course Description

This course is a service-learning, project-based studio course that focuses on collaborative design of civic media. Students will work in diverse teams with community partners to create civic media projects grounded in real-world community needs. This course covers co-design and lean UX methods, and best practices for including communities in iterative stages of project ideation, design, prototyping, testing, launch, and stewardship. Students should have an interest in collaboration with community-based organizations.

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Sasha Costanza-Chock, and Evan Henshaw-Plath. CMS.362 Civic Media Codesign Studio. Spring 2016. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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