First Day of Class


Let’s go around the room and introduce ourselves, our interests and expertise (will help us organize into groups).

Basic Premise of this Course:

The future is already here – it’s just not very evenly distributed. 

– William Gibson

A Digital Divide


Let’s go over the Syllabus.

Basic Tools:


Create a Google Presentation on Google Drive and name it “Design Notebook”.



  • Create a slide in your Design Notebook and name it “ICT4Dev Design Context” with today’s date.
  • Keeping your response to one slide, consider the two articles above and discuss how the PlayPumps project may have benefitted had it’s donors applied a Donor Funding Charter?
  • On another slide, discuss how the application of a Donor Funding Charter might mitigate “unintended consequences” in “complex adaptive systems” as described in Stop Trying to Save the World.
  • Be sure to share your Google Presentation and post a link to it as a comment to this blog post below.

*Assignments are due before class begins on Mondays. Be prepared to present your work in class for discussion.

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