When technology is taught out of context, it can only get us so far. But when we pair it with disciplines that teach effective methods for intentional change, then we can make the world better. Here are a few pairings:
- Technology + Design. Students learn to empathize with users and to employ design processes to develop solutions that give their users super-powers.
- Technology + Sustainability. Students learn models for human, biological, and ecological systems and to identify and leverage points in a system for positive change.
- Technology + Entrepreneurship. Students learn how to create and test business models and use that knowledge to inform their product development process and launch.
- Technology + Leadership. Students learn how to navigate fear, set goals, build highly functional teams, and develop trusting relationships as they work on technology projects.
What other pairings might we explore?