HDX Threads

Each thread in the Happy Digital X program consists of three to four skill development modules, each of which include roughly two hours of synchronous learning, and up to two hours of pre- and post-learning materials to help participants to understand the lesson materials. Additionally there will be a series of synchronous class meetings and self-organized group work to complete the challenge project work.




Thread 1 - Systems change for happiness and sustainability
1A Happiness: Analyze what keeps people in cities happy and link it to decision making
1B Leadership of self and group: Demonstrate transformational leadership of self
1C Leadership of systems: Demonstrate transformational leadership of teams & systems
1D Sustainability - covering cities, systems, products, services
Thread 2 - Urban Design - the Fabric of the City
2A Sustainability: Develop plans for applying and measuring selected SDG related norms of sustainability
2B Trade-offs in cities: Demonstrate
2C Consensus building: Demonstrate building consensus among the stakeholders of a community scale project
2D Use of ICT in spatial analysis: Identify what in the city can be digitized and to what good
Thread 3 - Sustainable Products, and Services
3A Stakeholders and their needs: Identify the needs of the system stakeholders and set related functional goals
3B Requirements and co-design: defining what the product does, defining requirements or agile co-design
3C Design development and test: what the product is, market testing, final specifications
3D Entrepreneurial product and business development: including finance and businessmetrics
Thread 4 - Complex systems and their services
4A Composition: decomposition, integration and the project management V
4B Networks: managing boundaries and interfaces, emergence of behavior
4C Matching supply and demand: building supply chains and managing partnerships and ecosystems
4D City as a complex system: Analyze a city as an array of interconnected ICT, physical, natural, and social systems
Thread 5 - ICT Awareness and Competence
5A Data organization and data assets:explain how data is organized, and how the value of the data depends on its quality, curation and organization – knowing what makes GOOD big data
5B Machine learning and algorithms: explain how to formulate the input to machine learning, and interpret how the results of machine learning operation affects cities, systems and products
5C Data security: explain the importance of data security, describe approaches, and prescribe appropriate level of security, e.g. blockchain
5D Digital workflow: demonstrate an ability to participate in remote locations, producing scalable and fast response to opportunity, using online protocols and tools
Thread 6: ICT integration in the city
6A Senseable city: Design an intentional array of actuators and sensors that provide a new capability to the city
6B Decisions: Identify key decisions and alternatives, along with metrics, and view the options that result; use this analysis to form a plan or design
6C City management: Make recommendations on data-based approaches for improving a city’s management and public service
6D Implementation: Develop and monitor approaches to the implementation of a project, system or product, particularly with regard to targets and milestones
Challenge Project Work (CPW; one hour modules)
1 Intro to CPW, intro to HDX ICT tools
2 Problem pitches
3 FAQ on CPW processes & ICT tools
4 Team formation announcement
5 More details on teamwork
6 FAQ
7 Faculty mentoring
8 Team presentation & feedback
9 Problem owner review
10 Faculty mentoring & reflections on feedback
11 Rehearsal for showcase
12 Project showcase

Happy Digital X
Cities, Systems, Products and Services
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