Berkeley has incredible course offerings for social scientists in training. They're in scores of departments across a dozen colleges and schools. That's the richness of Berkeley, and also its challenge: How do you find your way to courses you need? Some are in the disciplinary departments. Many others are in the professional schools.
D-Lab is a curious venture. We ran a lean operation in Spring 2013 -- lean in dollars, lean in staff, lean in philosophy. Even as we experimented and gathered data, we served more users than we dreamed we could.
To launch our operations, we built two sets of public-facing services:
On the Same Page is pulling in every incoming Berkeley undergrad to read this book about the dawn of the computer age. Before they roll it out this summer, they're looking for creative ideas from graduate students (and others!) to engage every incoming student.