Volta, an updated take on the traditional rocking chair, harnesses the rocking motion of its user to generate energy.
TrashScan is an interactive device that takes a fun approach to educating community members about sustainability.
A student team prototyped an armband respiratory monitoring device designed for patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
Introduction to Prototyping and Fabrication students gained skills by designing and building bluetooth-controlled vehicles.
This new home for design innovation features design studios, flexible space and access to tools for prototyping, iteration and fabrication.
Students here have access to high-quality welding tools — including new MIG and TIG welders — as well as safety equipment and fabrication space.
This facility offers the tools, knowledge and support to create interactive products, embedded sensing systems and integrated mobile devices.
Here, students can work on projects using a variety of machines and equipment, including digital fabrication and rapid prototyping tools.
This student-run makerspace has equipment and parts required for electronics projects, including soldering stations and 3D printers.
This 24/7 access space is outfitted with numerous power and hand tools, as well as ample table space for working on projects.
In a series of lunchtime talks, four design leaders will share their insights and ideas with the Berkeley community.Read more
Students from ten of the first-ever courses held in Jacobs Hall showed off their design projects at the Jacobs Winter Design Showcase.Read more
Billions of people globally suffer from a lack of clean drinking water and water scarcity for subsistence crops. Want to design and build a working prototype focused on water collection, working with a team of makers, fabricators, designers, environmental sciences and business majors? Learn more at this project kickoff.Read more
Steve Johnson, Vice President of User Experience at LinkedIn, will speak on “What We Look for in World-Class User Experience Professionals.”Read more
Critical Making will operationalize and critique the practice of “making” through both foundational literature and hands-on studio culture. As hybrid practitioners, students will develop fluency in collaging and incorporating a variety of physical materials and protocols into their practice. With design research as a lens, students will envision and create future computational experiences that critically explore relevant technological themes.
Eric Paulos | 4 units | CCN: 63915 (New Media), 27426 (CS)
This course surveys topics related to the design of products and interfaces ranging from alarm clocks, cell phones and dashboards to logos, presentations and web sites. Design of such systems requires familiarity with Human Factors and Ergonomics, including the physics and perception of color, sound and touch, as well as familiarity with case studies and contemporary practices in interface design and usability testing. Students will solve a series of design problems both individually and in teams.
Ken Goldberg | 3 units | CCN: 41042
This cross-disciplinary pilot course is focused on redesigning slums. The class allows students to apply their disciplinary knowledge in a collaborative, cross-disciplinary effort that will teach design process, teaming and communications skills and their application to a truly “wicked problem.” Students will deeply immerse themselves in understanding the inner workings of slums, which will lead to the identification of specific project opportunities (e.g., improving sanitation, designing a birthing center, creating new governance systems).
Sara Beckman & David Dornfeld | 2 units | CCN: 18406 (DES INV) , 56409 (ME)
Bioinspired design views the process of how we learn from nature as an innovation strategy, translating principles of function, performance and aesthetics from biology to human technology. In this course, diverse teams of students will collaborate on, create, and present original bioinspired design projects. Lectures discuss the biomimicry design process from original scientific breakthroughs to entrepreneurial start-ups.
Robert Full | 3 units | CCN: 42148