This kit takes a speculative approach to “taking fashion back to its roots.”
With a low-cost, accurate device that uses sound waves to diagnose pneumonia, a student team aims to meet critical needs in populations with limited access to medical infrastructure.
This design allows anyone to create a customized prosthetic system that they can adapt and use over long periods of time.
Visual Communication & Sketching students brought together storytelling skills to create visual pitches for products or services that could help address climate change.
Undergraduates in this human-centered design consultancy lead a course to share design skills and processes with their fellow students.
Student group EnableTech designs and builds technologies that address everyday challenges faced by people with disabilities.
Berkeley Formula Racing, a student team that designs and fabricates a racecar, has used Jacobs Hall’s advanced 3D printers to boost their productivity.
This graphic design group has used Jacobs Hall as a site of education and events, empowering fellow students to create beautiful and functional visual designs.
The Jacobs Institute will host a lively mix of talks and public programs in the spring semester, featuring design voices from fields that include art, robotics, law, healthcare, and many more. Events are free and open to the public.Read more
As the digital fabrication landscape rapidly evolves, interdisciplinary courses at Jacobs Hall are providing new opportunities for students to learn and create at the cutting edge of these technologies.Read more
LUNAR technical lead Sara Cinnamon will speak, sharing perspectives from her time in grad school at MIT to running her own startup in consumer healthcare to joining a world-class design firm.Read more
Alexander Reben, an artist and roboticist who explores humanity through the lens of art and technology, will speak at Jacobs Hall.Read more
Global Product Development is a project-based course that aims to educate students about the process of translating a functional prototype into a commercial, consumer-ready product. This course will provide a high-level overview of the many important aspects of product commercialization, including design for manufacturing, supply chain and logistics, intellectual property and regulatory certification, and more. Each class meeting will be divided between lecture, often featuring guest lectures with real-world experience, and project work time.
Emily Au | 3 units | Class number: 15543
In this two-semester sequence of project-based courses, students envision meaningful interactions between people and different transportation modalities, looking 10-15 years into the future and addressing elements such as car sharing, public transportation, autonomous driving, and more. The fall course focused on the early stages of the design process, including problem framing and user research, while the follow-on course in the spring focuses on the latter stages: proposing solutions, prototyping, storytelling. The course is taught an expert design instructor, with additional feedback from mentors from the Ford Research and Innovation Center. The courses are structured such that students may enroll in both the fall and spring offerings, or only one, as their interests and schedules dictate.
Instructor TBD | 3 units | Class number: 15542
What does innovation have to do with body movement, staging plays, socially engaged art, and business model design? This class, jointly taught by faculty from Theater and Dance Performance, Art Practice and Business, exposes you to perspectives on innovation from each discipline, and then allows you to practice collaborating among disciplines to take on a meaningful, high-impact challenge of interest to you.
Sara Beckman, Lisa Wymore, Sean San Jose, & Takming Chuang | 4 units | Class number: 31034 (TDPS), 22397 (ART), 17247 (UGBA)
This class introduces computational techniques useful for design and fabrication and explores software compilation of high level 3D designs into simple and inexpensive parts ready for rapid manufacturing. Topics include: fabrication processes, material systems, and modern computational techniques for domain specific design, geometric transformations, and algorithmic preparation for fabrication.
Jonathan Bachrach | 4 units | Class number: 41670 (194), 41669 (294)