At Newcastle University, Sebastian designed and delivered a module on user-centred design of civic technologies. The scheme draws on concepts from urban planning, user research methods, inclusive of contextual interviews, requirement documentation, and prototyping. In its delivery it takes inspiration from startups accelerators. Module participants team up to tackle a challenge provided by external clients from local government, business, or community groups. The module enhances’ participants’ understanding of user research, prototyping, and validation of apps concepts.
Project website: https://blogs.ncl.ac.uk/digicivics-at-apl/