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Lecture7

Design Responsibility

One of the exercises in this class was to brainstorm, in pairs, wicked problems that we ourselves had been exposed to. Pairs listed the problems on the whiteboard. Some of these are more tractable than others for API-based projects, but it is worth exploring how these wicked problems could be united with interesting APIs.

Here is a transcription of the lists:

  • Traffic
  • Air Travel Security
  • Special Needs students
  • Health system Aging population Economics
  • Individual health Vs time Vs choices
  • Bullies in schools
  • Obesity
  • Federal budget deficit
  • Inflation
  • Income disparity
  • Childhood drug use
  • Internet addiction
  • Fear/political pressure in the media
  • Homelessness
  • Racism
  • Sexism
  • Global poverty
  • Prejudice against homosexuality
  • Religious conflict
  • Environmental pollution
  • Poor penmanship
  • Lack of information flow between cultures/countries
  • Malnutrition
  • Lack of health insurance
  • Drought
  • Farmers committing suicide
  • Population is disconnected from its food supply
  • Old or no infrastructure
  • High medical costs
  • Quality vs quantity of medical care
  • Oil shortage [fight for energy resources]
  • Health problems/ obesity
  • Political corruption and misrepresentation
  • Pollution
  • Health and education investments
  • Deforestation and environmental issues
  • Unemployment
  • Affordable health care
  • Addiction
  • Homelessness
  • Poverty
  • Illness
  • Disability
  • Discrimination
  • Fatigue
  • Educational inequality
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