This design allows anyone to create a customized prosthetic system that they can adapt and use over long periods of time.
Inspired by the pinecone, this environmentally adaptive structure is meant to provide passive shading and ventilation.
In a new Design Innovation course, students conceptualized and created wide-ranging interactive objects.
In this project, a collaboration with Siemens, students worked to develop a robot to optimize data collection in agriculture.
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.
Another school year brings new opportunities for students and the broader community to come engage with design innovation at Jacobs Hall. Read about our line-up of speakers, and two open house events.Read more
This fall, a series of workshops offer students hands-on opportunities to learn new tools and techniques.Read more
From 1868 to today, Berkeley students and faculty have played pioneering roles in designing infrastructure for California and the world.Read more
The nine projects in this grant cycle will tackle a wide range of design and technology challenges this fall, from developing wireless underwater communication to exploring speculative futures for biosensing in public spaces.Read more
The design, implementation, and evaluation of user interfaces. User-centered design and task analysis. Conceptual models and interface metaphors. Usability inspection and evaluation methods. Analysis of user study data. Input methods (keyboard, pointing, touch, tangible) and input models. Visual design principles. Interface prototyping and implementation methodologies and tools. Students will develop a user interface for a specific task and target user group in teams.
Bjoern Hartmann | 4 units
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 unit
This course, ideal for students who are looking for an introduction to the broad world of design, covers design careers, design fields, histories of design and ethics in design. Students will gain language for analyzing and characterizing designs. In this course you will be learning design both from theoretical and historical perspectives, and from studio-based design exercises and projects. The weekly assignments and final projects will emphasize foundational design skills in observation, ideation, problem finding and problem solving, formgiving, communication, and critique.
Yoon Bahk | 2 units
In Reimagining Mobility, students will envision meaningful interactions between people and different transportation modalities. Looking 10-15 years into the future, they will address elements such as car sharing, public transportation, autonomous driving, and more. The first phase of the course will focus on the early stages of the design process, including problem framing and user research. The second phase of the course will focus on the latter stages of the design process, including proposing solutions, prototyping, and storytelling.
Purin Phanichphant | 3 units