Summer Institute Seattle 2012
There are many urgent problems facing the planet: a degrading environment, a healthcare system in crisis, and educational systems that are inadequately training innovative thinkers to solve the problems of tomorrow. A balanced approach is required to solve these problems: a balance between design and technology, a balance between human-centered and technology-centered approaches, and a balance between different world cultures and ways of thinking. The World Lab is a new research and educational institution that is ideally suited to tackle these grand challenges. The World Lab is sited jointly between two of the world's leading computing and human-centered design institutions, the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle and Tsinghua University in Beijing. The World Lab Summer Institute at the University of Washington brings together students from technology, design, social science and business backgrounds, and challenges them to create prototypes for products and services that solve pressing social problems.
The seven-week World Lab Summer Institute will be comprised of a set of core courses, an integrated project studio activity, and field trips to leading companies and research labs in the Puget Sound region.
July 9th - August 24th, 2012, with optional 1 week epilogue in Beijing in mid-September
World Lab Summer Institute Exhibition (Seattle)
- World Lab Summer Institute Exhibition (Beijing)
Friday, August 24th, from 10:00 - 13:00, Paul Allen Center for Computer Science, University of Washington
Friday, September 14th, from 15:00 - 18:00, Academy of Art and Design, Tsinghua University Saturday, September 15th, from 17:00 AM - 20:00 PM, YuanFen~Flow, 798 Art District