UZH Innovathon on Building a Human-Centered Future of Work
2022 - present
Building a Human-Centered Future of Work
The world of work is changing rapidly: people and organizations need to keep up with an ever-increasing pace of digitalization and growing uncertainty.
This has led to the emergence of a myriad of human challenges for which solutions are yet to be found: from promoting well-being and avoiding emotional exhaustion and burnout, to equipping people with the skills they need to remain employable, to helping people develop and adopt technologies that support humans and enable them to do their best at work, to fostering greater diversity, equality, and inclusion, etc.
The goal of the UZH Innovathon on “Building a Human-Centered Future of Work” is to offer an innovative course that brings students, researchers, and practitioners together to rapidly develop novel and promising solutions for these challenges. The course is developed in partnership with the UZH Innovation Hub and through the support of the DSI Community “Work.”
During four weeks, students go from diving deep into fascinating digitalization challenges to presenting innovative solutions to an expert jury. They learn from experts, including the researchers from the DSI Community «Work», about their perspectives on the grand challenges in the future of work. To make the most out of the innovation process, students get access to detailed guidelines for each step and are guided by experienced innovation facilitators.
For further information, see digitalinnovation.uzh.ch
This project is supported by a UZH Competitive Teaching Fund Grant.