The 2017/18 MAE Program Opened with an Applied Human-Centered Design Project

14 September, 2017

This was the second year that the MA in Applied Economics (MAE) program, which aims to develop data-driven changemakers, has opened with Discovery Week — a very intensive and fascinating start to the program. Almost all of this year’s students arrived in Prague a week early to participate in Discovery Week, and they are sure that it was the right decision.

This year, the students solved a problem for "Asistence" — a non-profit provider of social services for handicapped people located in Prague. From day one of the program, students are taught the applied Human-Centered Design approach, which is a problem-solving approach that involves user perspective in all steps of the process. It was taught by external expert Dalibor Tomko, who has several years of experience in consulting.
The students took this year’s challenging task very seriously, and in only one week were able to design a solution. This shows that our new student cohort is ambitious and impact oriented. The MAE team is very pleased that "Asistence" has already implemented one of the students’ ideas.

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