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First: Announcing Foundations of Humane Technology, a new, free course by CHT for professionals building tomorrow’s technology.
Then: The invisible power of language to influence thought plus a part-time opportunity at CHT.
A NEW ONLINE COURSE FOR PROFESSIONALS SHAPING TOMORROW'S TECHNOLOGY
After over a year of development, we’re delighted to announce the public launch of Foundations of Humane Technology, a self-paced, online course designed to help you build technology that serves humanity's best interests. Foundations of Humane Technology responds to the growing need across the tech industry for new principles to guide more humane product development. Check out our 2 min overview video here:
Foundations of Humane Technology teaches how to apply the 6 Tenets of Humane Technology to the design, development, and distribution of technology. THE 6 TENETS OF HUMANE TECHNOLOGY
RESPECT HUMAN NATURE
Support human vulnerabilities by treating attention and intentions as sacred rather than artificially directing desires and extracting attention.
MINIMIZE HARMFUL CONSEQUENCES
Account for and minimize harmful consequences by being accountable to those affected by it rather than accountable to those who profit from it.
CENTER ON VALUES
Prioritize human experiences and values over metrics by considering the conditions and values of both designers and communities.
CREATE SHARED UNDERSTANDING
Enhance our shared understanding, allowing deep collaboration on global challenges by engendering trust and goodwill.
SUPPORT FAIRNESS AND JUSTICE
Support a more just world and practically integrate voices of people who experience harm.
HELP PEOPLE THRIVE
Be thoughtful and practical in helping us make wise choices and thrive.
ABOUT THE COURSE
Is for professionals, with or without a technical background, shaping tomorrow's technology
Consists of 8 self-paced modules and takes ~8 hours to complete
Includes interactive exercises and reflections to help you internalize what you’re learning
Offers optional virtual convenings to discuss course content, connect with like-minded people, and learn from experts in the field
Rewards a credential upon completion that you can share with colleagues and employers
Is currently free of charge, thanks to our generous donors
Foundations of Humane Technology had substantial input from experts, partners, and hundreds of beta testers. We are grateful to all of those whose work inspired and informed our own.