Center for Social Computing, Director: Steven Dow
Technology has not only massively transformed how we share information, but how we collaborate to solve complex problems. Immense challenges, such as caring for an aging population or addressing civic issues, require new strategies that engage many diverse stakeholders in the design process. The social computing group creates novel social-computational tools to coordinate creative activities within established and emergent communities. Specifically, we adopt and enhance techniques from crowdsourcing, social networking, and design thinking towards the goal of developing theory and technology that fundamentally transforms how we practice human-centered design.