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Designing With Data

Designing new data-driven services involves the crossing of data streams to identify benefits. In these lessons, students will learn how to design with data and how to evaluate the benefits and spot the risks.

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Lesson 1

Finding the connections

The world is filling up with digital devices that are producing data-sets about human activity. From Fitbits that let us know about our heart rate, to thermostats that tell us when our houses are too cold. Let’s look at some examples and think about the data that they are capturing and how they are trying to help.

Lesson 2

Invent new products and services

Let’s get more creative and see if you can design new products or services that combine data in a responsible way to generate social, cultural and environmental value for society.

Included materials
  • Lesson 1 Presentation
  • Lesson 1 Lesson Plan
  • Lesson 2 Presentation
  • Lesson 2 Lesson Plan

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