Discussion Group for the Foundations of Humane Technology Course

  • 24 Jan 2023
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Online Zoom
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  • Limited access + from 2 Jan 2023 through 22 Jan 2023 (2 days before start of event)

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Join our 8-week Zoom Discussion Group on the Foundations of Humane Technology Course!

**** Attendance is required at all 8 sessions ****

Session Dates: Weekly, starting 1/24/2023 and ending 3/14/2023 

What is this group?

As part of TriUXPA for Social Impact, we are offering an 8-week discussion group about the Center for Humane Technology’s free course called the Foundations of Humane Technology. Each member of the discussion group will complete the reading and watch videos on their own. When we come together on Tuesday nights, we will discuss the reflection questions and how to apply this philosophy to our work or studies.

What is covered in the course?

The course includes 8 hour-long modules, each focused on a foundational concept in humane technology:

  1. Setting the Stage | An overview of the complex environment technology is developed in, including social, psychological, and economic structures and paradigms.

  2. Respecting Human Nature | A candid look at how technology can support and protect the human vulnerabilities and biases that we have evolved with.

  3. Minimizing Harmful Consequences | Exploring new paradigms for economic and value systems that allow companies to address and reduce externalities.

  4. Centering Values | Examining how technology shapes our world, and reflecting on the conditions and values that have shaped each of our journeys in life.

  5. Creating Shared Understanding | How technology can engender trust, good will, and understanding, while weaving a stronger social fabric.

  6. Narrowing the Gap | How technology can decrease the gap between the privileged and the marginalized and explore ways to prioritize social outcomes in design.

  7. Helping People Thrive | Scrutinizing false definitions of wellbeing, and exploring how technology can truly help ourselves and those around us be our best.

  8. Ready to Act | A time for reflection, practical takeaways for product teams, and pathways to leadership and deeper involvement in the CHT community.

Who is this course and discussion group for?

Foundations of Humane Technology was designed primarily for professionals shaping tomorrow's technology, such as designers, developers, user researchers, and executives. TriUXPA also welcomes students to the discussion group. 

How much does it cost?

The course and discussion group are free

How long does the course take to complete?

On average, each of the 8-course modules takes about an hour to complete. This includes time required for reading, reflections, and any offline activities. The course is designed to be completed at your own pace.

Who is the Center for Humane Technology?

The Center for Humane Technology is a nonprofit organization dedicated to radically reimagining the digital infrastructure. Its mission is to drive a comprehensive shift toward humane technology that supports the collective well-being, democracy, and shared information environment. https://www.humanetech.com/

They produce a great podcast called “Your Undivided Attention” https://www.humanetech.com/podcast . The founder, Tristan Harris, was in the film “The Social Dilemma.”

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