Spark is a unisex, multipurpose scarf designed to increase awareness of sexual harassment.
Architecture and structural/civil engineering students teamed up to create innovative, sustainable designs for a residential site in Berkeley.
Modeled after mono-wing maple seeds, Pum is a bioinspired relief package airdrop device designed to keep food and medical supplies from being damaged or blown into inaccessible areas.
By increasing awareness of financial activity and endowing the everyday wallet with a personalized, playful identity, Max seeks to be your new, pocket-sized sidekick.
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 — and access to the Invention Lab is included with a Maker Pass.
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.
Two student projects — an ecosystem of augmented power tools and a bioinspired water collection device — have been recognized in Fast Company’s 2016 Innovation by Design Awards.Read more
The Jacobs Institute welcomes an inaugural cohort of three artists-in-residence, who will bring new ideas to life in Jacobs Hall during the fall semester.Read more
Misha Cornes, Head of Innovation Strategy at LUNAR Design, will speak as part of Design Field Notes, a pop-up series of informal talks.Read more
Programmer and BubbleSort Zines founder Amy Wibowo will speak as part of Design Field Notes, a pop-up series of informal talks.Read more
This course involves the design and prototype of large-scale technology intensive systems. Possible design projects, incorporating infrastructure systems and areas such as transportation and hydrology, include watershed sensor networks, robot networks for environmental management, mobile Internet monitoring, open societal scale systems, crowdsourced applications, traffic management and more.
Scott Moura | 3 units | Class number: 26687
This course teaches concepts and skills required to design, prototype, and fabricate interactive devices and smart hardware products. The first half of the semester is dedicated to a survey of relevant techniques in 3D modeling and fabrication; electronics and circuit board design; sensing and actuation for interaction; embedded software development, wired and wireless communication with mobile devices, computers, and networks; and user interface programming. In the second half of the semester, students carry out a significant design project of their own choice in groups.
Bjoern Hartmann & Paul Wright | 4 units | Class number: 33264 (CS), 28558 (ME)
This project-based course, open to advanced undergraduates and master’s-level students from across campus, will explore mobility futures with a focus on problem-finding and the early stages of the design process. Course participants will envision meaningful interactions between people and new transportation modalities, from car sharing to automation. By the end of the semester, student teams will build on their ideas and produce a concrete prototype. The course will be taught by an expert design instructor from the Jacobs Institute and will feature input, mentorship, and guest speakers from Ford Research and Innovation Center and Berkeley’s Institute of Transportation Studies.
Rob Hennigar | 3 units | Class number: 34151 (DES INV), 34274 (ME)
In this course, advanced bioengineering design theory is accompanied by project-based learning in small teams around need-based solutions for biomedicine. Course content includes solution generation (ideation) and selection, setting specifications, hands-on prototyping, and quantitative testing, as well as aspects of regulation, intellectual property, and project management.
Amy Herr | 4 units | Class number: 26317