Resources and inspirations from and for “Just Hacking,” a course team-taughtin Fall 2015 by Bill Kronholm and Andrea Rehn.
Here’s the course description:
“Hacking” is often viewed as a criminal endeavor; however, at its core it is the art of creative problem solving. In this course, students will hack the information flow of new media to conceptualize, design, and implement responses to real-world social justice issues. As a class, we will identify a specific issue and then learn data visualization, basic programming, and/or design skills as needed to build a project to address it. No prior programming experience is assumed. The direction and composition of this project will be discussed and decided upon as a class.
Our syllabus is a collaborative Google document open to your comments here.