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The digital society school

The digital society school

We are a diverse group of learners, thinkers and doers that shape tomorrow’s society through digital technology, using human-centered design approaches. We think big, start small and are explicitly open, placing our findings at the world’s disposal.
We believe that our digitally fuelled future can -and should- be inclusive, intelligent and involve us all. We invite students and professionals from creative industries to join us on our mission.

Dit bedrijf is gecategoriseerd onder: Ontwerpbureau, Zelfspecificerend bedrijf

Website: http://www.digitalsocietyschool.org | Contactpersoon: Pavel van Deutekom | Email: p.van.deutekom@hva.nl

Type vacature(s): Stage, Afstudeerstage
Periode: February 4th 2019 – June 28th 2019
You work in multidisciplinary teams guided by experts from the industry and the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. These experts are a mix of designers, programmers, social/digital media experts, researchers, copywriters and storytellers. In twenty weeks (one semester) your team develops a working prototype in collaboration with your client.

Your team works five days a week in Studio HvA or at the client’s office. Additionally, you have one day a week to work on the documentation of your internship or graduation project. The program is in English and available to all students, recent graduates and mid-careers.

Intern at DSS

An internship at the DSS will open up a world of opportunities. You’ll be part of a vibrant interdisciplinary and international team for a semester and have unique access to a network of experts in the field. On top of that we offer a monthly stipend of 350 Euro
plus workshops, masterclasses and personal coaching (estimated value: 1600 Euro) to get you ready for the next step in your career.

What you do
You and your team will research the problem at hand, redefine it, verify your findings, create concepts, develop prototypes and test them with your target group. You will repeat this process 6 times in self-contained sprints of three weeks.

You yourself will focus on the subject you are specialised and enrich your team with expert insights.

You and your team will be supported by a dedicated coach for atleast 8 hours a week. Your team will guided by experts from the industry and the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. These experts are a mix of designers, programmers, social / digital media experts, researchers, copywriters and storytellers.

In Digital Society School our projects are clustered in trend-related programmes called Tracks: ‘Data Driven Transformation’ and ‘New ways of Organizing Systems’. More info can be found on our website.

Track: Data Driven Transformation
The importance of Data in our society is growing. While the number of data initiatives and the amount of data produced increases, the meaning or purpose of this data is not always clear. We see a need to give meaning and purpose to this data. In this Track we will experiment, research and prototype new ways of using data for positive change in society.

Track: Digital to Physical
The blend of the digital and physical worlds is changing our society fundamentally. With the rise of a truly digital society, fundamental questions and uncertainties about our future in the physical (or: real) world are raised.

In this track we experiment with physical representation of data, physical presence in digital environments, interaction with smart objects. We focus on issues around trust and privacy in the context of a hyperconnected world. Our research and prototypes aim to have impact on business and society.

Apply via www.bit.ly/apply-dss
Application Deadlines: December 10th.

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