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243.51 sec. 001 - Designing Government Services (Spring 2023)

Instructor: Nicole Marilyn Zeichner  
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Units: 1
Grading Designation: Credit Only
Mode of Instruction: In-Person


M 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
Location: Law 240
From January 09, 2023
To March 06, 2023

Course Start: January 09, 2023
Course End: March 06, 2023
Class Number: 32696
This course is open to 1Ls.

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 20
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 23
As of: 08/24 11:03 PM

Long forms, clunky websites, ambiguous legalese - for many people, this is what interacting with the government entails. For those who rely on government services, poor design is often more than an inconvenience - it creates a barrier to accessing benefits

What would policies and programs look like and feel like if they were written for their intended beneficiaries? In this experiential course, we'll be looking at government services from a design lens. Students will learn key human-centered design methods and will apply them to understand public services from a new angle. Through course materials and guest lectures, students will also learn about the growing role that human-centered design is playing in advocacy, legal services, and policy making.

This course is for all students. No design experience necessary.

This course is open to all students.

Requirements Satisfaction:

Units from this class count towards the J.D. Experiential Requirement.

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Exam Notes: (None) Class requires a series of papers, assignments, or presentations throughout the semester
Course Category: Simulation Courses
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
Social Justice and Public Interest

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