Critical Web Design - Social Impact Design (SID)

Critical Web Design students meeting with the Davidson Lands Conservancy

The Social Impact Design (SID) service learning component of my Critical Web Design course guided students towards completing actual projects in collaboration with organizations whose missions where connected to "internet" that:

  1. Encourage outdoor activities or preserve natural spaces and the environment (e.g. healthy disconnected alternatives to the web)
  2. Or, advocate for social justice and human rights issues related to technology and the internet, such as data privacy, surveillance, online harassment, and fake news, to name a few.

While researching the mission, audiences, and goals of these organizations students consider cultural issues around technology while learning web application design and development. This combination of research and practice allows students to exercise skills they learn at Davidson in a non-commercial setting, hopefully inspiring future alternatives that promote environment, sustainability, and justice. See below for samples of our work.

This project received support from the Center for Civic Engagement at Davidson College.

Tarheel Trailblazers

Website redesign (spring-fall 2019)

Identity redesign (fall 2018–spring 2019)

Davidson Lands Conservancy

Website redesign (fall 2018 and spring 2019)
Identity redesign (fall 2018)

Coleman Center for Arts and Culture

Website redesign (spring 2005, spring 2012)

Your Art Here

Website redesign (spring 2010, spring 2012)