Digital Transformation intensive programme (20 weeks)

Are you interested in working on topics like climate change, health and well-being, inclusion or responsible consumption and production? Then join our 20-week programme Digital Transformation, created for people who are passionate to address social challenges through digital technology.

In 20 weeks you develop the skills to design digital transformation processes with positive impact on business and society. You will work within intercultural teams with different disciplinary backgrounds: social scientists, designers, coders and makers. Each discipline is essential for the success of the team. Together we create change!

Why should you join this program?

-You are interested in making social impact
-You bring in expertise or have interest in technologies (such as AI, IoT, data science and blockchain)
-You are curious to learn and share with other disciplines
-You are open to other cultures and like to explore new perspectives
-You would like to master the Design Thinking Methodology, where you also turn your ideas into prototypes

Why should you NOT join this program?

-You want to keep doing what you already did
-You prefer being told what to do
-You don’t like to travel to Amsterdam
-You like working on things that are simple and easy

What do the 20 weeks look like?

-We start with two weeks intensive training on Design Thinking, Sustainability and Teamwork
-In sprints of three weeks you work on a project within a team. There will also be workshops, meetings with project partners, with a project coach and a lot of other community events. In every sprint you will be developing prototypes of your project solutions.
-After 20 weeks we close the program with a showcase with the project partners and the Digital Society School community.
-Your team will deliver prototype(s), research report with insights and methodology, blog posts and presentation like powerpoint and a video.
-You will take home a professional portfolio, based on your experience, to use in your further career.

Internship Positions

Designer (3rd year student or graduate)
How can you design for society? In this Track we will use a user-centered design approach. You will be working closely with different stakeholders and together you will come up with tools, methods and solutions for a societal challenge. Together with the city and its citizens we will design for societal impact to create solutions for the society of tomorrow.

Keywords: User centered design, UX design, UI design, Data Visualisation

Developer (3rd year student or graduate)
How can we create meaningful insights from data? What will bring us from data to insights? We’re looking for programmers who are familiar with data, and are willing to use state-of-the-art data analytics methods to provide meaning and insights. You will use powerful techniques such as deep-learning algorithms and you will work on visualizations of these datasets. You will use techniques such as R and D3 to create dashboards.

Keywords: Data Science, Data Analytics, Urban Analytics, Data visualization, R, D3, JS (JavaScript), Coding, Creating

Researcher (3rd year student or graduate)
How can we use data to in societal transformations? We are looking for a passionate researcher who is willing to work in a interdisciplinary team on this research question. You will do applied research and study the latest digital trends and developments as you apply them to your project. As a researcher you will translate theoretical frameworks to applicable prototypes and test them in real life situations.

Keywords: Applied Research, Societal Challenge, New Media & Communication

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September 1st 2019 – January 31st 2020
February 1st 2020 – June 30th 2020

Application Deadlines:
May 10th / June 1st