Welcome to the ICT for Social Enterprise Workshop!

Welcome to the Fall 2010 iteration of the ICT4SE workshop.  I encourage everyone interested in the class to attend the first session or two – that will give you a much better sense of what you might get out of the class and whether you are adequately prepared.

Readings for the first week are included below.

Also, make sure to join the Google group.

I look forward to see all of you in class on Friday!

New Slides

Slides from the program evaluation class are now online here: Friday_Nov_13_Lecture.

Slides from Partnerships Class

Slides from the establishing partnerships class can be found here:


New Slides and Readings

The Prototyping slides are now online.

Also, the reading for Digital Green is available here.

Im also going to talk a little bit about developing personas, which is another design method that is useful for early-stage conceptualization.  Readings here:

Pruitt, J. and Grudin, J. (2003) Personas: practice and theory. Proc. DUX ’03.
Alan Cooper, The Inmates are Running the Asylum, Chapter 9.

More on the prototyping assignment in my next post.  See you Friday!

Readings for Prototyping Class

Please see below for the readings for next week’s class.  For accessing some of the readings you will need an I-School account, which you can request from https://www.ischool.berkeley.edu/arf/.

See you in class!

Readings and Slides from First Two Classes

Here are links to the readings and slides for the first two classes:

Lecture 1, August 28:

Lecture 2, September 4:

Let me know if you have any problems downloading the files.

Google Doc, Mailing List, Wiki

A few updates on the course:

Ive set up a Google Doc to start discussing project ideas.  Ive also set up a Google Group for the class.  You should receive an email invitation shortly.  The group URL is http://groups.google.com/group/sicti-i290-7/

There is also a Wiki set up for the course, if you need it once you are set into your project groups.  It is at

You will need an I-School account to access it – which you can request using this form: https://www.ischool.berkeley.edu/arf/

Ive decided to hold off the requirement on group formation for an extra week until people have a better chance to acclimatize, listen to the range of ideas and self-organize.  The next class will focus on people who went to Africa over the summer sharing their experiences, including the partners they visited and projects they observed.  The following class on 9/11 will be individuals and those groups that have formed pitching their ideas to the rest of the class to try to recruit members.  Those who are taking the class for three units will be required to present at least one idea individually on 9/4.  Others are not required to be in a group by then.  Of course, it is great if you are, and I fully encourage you to join a group as soon as possible, but the deadline for the paragraph write-up and commitment to a group will be extended until the following class on 9/18.