Spring 2019

Tech and Innovation in Government (DPI-663) is a Harvard field class where interdisciplinary student teams work closely with a client for the spring semester, culminating in a Demo Day (May 10, 2019) showcasing their research, prototypes, and final recommendations.

Below are the clients and projects our five student teams are working on this spring:

  • U.S. Census Bureau: How might we improve the experience of Census respondents through improved digital content and services?

  • U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs: How can the VA modernize the way it communicates with Veterans?

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: How can HHS empower patients to access and use their own medical information?

  • City of Boston: How can we redesign our user experience for code enforcement?

  • City of Boston: How might we improve public participation in the City budget?

Check out the student-written blog posts for updates from our student teams.

Check out the 2018 class summary for more information and past projects.

Taught by former U.S. Deputy CTO and HKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy Nick Sinai, the class seeks to equip students with a methodology and a mindset for driving change in 21st century government.