Social digital innovation (DSI) deals with topics such as robotics, big data and the future of the web which, thanks to the immense potential of new generation digital services, will change the future of man and his professions. In providing the state of the art, the course offers a theoretical and humanistic view linked to the ethical vision of technological humanism and to the analysis of the changes that these services and products trigger in the way of acting in the world and in the structure of thought.
> know the concepts, theories and the history of innovation
which led to the current concept of DSI.
> know the reference panorama of the topic,
the main actors of change: entrepreneurs
technological innovations, social innovators, bodies and organizations.
> know the main techniques, tools and activities
able to support change.
> know the infrastructures such as open data, platforms of
co-creation of knowledge, wireless sensor networks,
decentralized social networking, free software e
open hardware, to create the condition, increase the
awareness and to stimulate collective actions.
Skills related to the disciplines
Knowledge and understanding:
> To acquire the ways to stimulate digital solutions for
a variety of social issues in areas such as health,
democracy, consumption, money, transparency and
> To be able to use the methods to provide
solutions such as leaving labs and creative lab techniques.
> To be able to evaluate the ethical scope and the imbalance
imposed by the growth of services and business models
of the Internet and the relative weakness of alternatives.
> Know the theoretical framework of reference in Europe
and international studies of related disciplines in the field
open (data, software, hardware, democracy and knowledge).
> Ability to apply knowledge and understanding to insert
the concept of innovation and progress in the technological field.
Cross sectorial skills / soft skills
> Autonomy of judgment
> Awareness of the ethical scope of the topic.
> Development of multidisciplinary skills related to the problem
sustainability (social / human / economic / environmental)
> Know how to evaluate the short, medium and long-term effects of a system
aimed at innovation
> Being able to distinguish between different innovation solutions and evaluate their effectiveness.
> Know how to produce a correct terminological report and describe it
with terminological and sequential rigor both verbally and in writing,
> Knowing how to describe the object and the effects of the action
innovative within a multimedia technical narration.
> Knowing how to find and use bibliographic tools
and informatics useful for the study.