UC Berkeley's Virtual Development Center


Innovation Workshop
 January 26th, 2002
Wozniak Lounge, Soda Hall, All Day Event

This is the Berkeley Virtual Development Center’s kick-off event. The workshop, facilitated by Sara Hart of the Institute for Women and Technology (IWT), and James Landay of UC Berkeley, will bring together students, staff and members of the disabled community from the Computer Technologies Program. The goal of the workshop is to generate ideas for Berkeley’s first VDC course: Computer Science 160 (User Interface and Design). Student projects for this course, offered for the spring 2002 semester, will focus on designing appropriate computer technology for women with disabilities. The first half of the workshop will strive to bring all participants to a common starting point by: establishing an open forum for communication between community and academia/students; discussion of technology, and; defining a common set of assumptions for what technology can and cannot do for use in the second half of the workshop. The second half of the workshop will consist of a series of breakout sessions designed to generate and refine ideas for student projects. By the end of the day we hope to have identified and examined a handful of ideas for use as potential VDC student projects, incorporating the input of our community partners. 

Innovation Workshop Agenda:

10:00am Welcome, Introduction to IWT, Outline of Day

Communication, Technology and Assumptions, Professor James Landay and Dr. Sara Hart


First Small Group Brainstorming


Technology Presentation
12:30pm LUNCH

Second Small Group Brainstorming - Primary Workshop Question


Work in Special Topic Groups

Special Topic Groups Report Out
3:30pm Close