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For Whom? By Whom?: Designs for Belonging – Spring Events at Jacobs Hall

This Spring, the Jacobs Institute invites a group of thinkers and practitioners to outline design’s blind spots and exclusions and share their thoughts on possibilities for a future of belonging.

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Alumni Perspective: Diane Wang on Melding Design and Technology at Berkeley and in Business

We spoke with Berkeley alum Diane Wang about her experience at Cal, her work at Google’s Daydream Labs, and what she looks for in design collaborators.

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Respecting our Relations: Dori Tunstall on Decolonizing Design

After her recent talk at Jacobs Hall, we spoke with anthropologist Dori Tunstall (Dean of Design, OCAD) about respect and decolonization in design and a new model for our relation to technology.

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Explore health and inclusive design through Jacobs Design Field Trips

Join us for outings to a laboratory exploring new approaches to health and a building that embodies an accessible approach to architecture.

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Courses: Spring 2019

COMP SCI 370: Introduction to Teaching Computer Science

This is a course for aspiring teachers or those who want to instruct with expertise from evidence-based research and proven best practices. It provides pedagogical training by introducing the Big Ideas of Teaching and Learning, and illustrating how to put them into practice. The course is divided into three sections—instructing the individual; a group; and psycho-social factors that greatly affect learning at any level. These sections are designed to enhance any intern’s, tutor’s, or TA’s skillset. Class is discussion based, and covers theoretical and practical pedagogical aspects to teaching in STEM. An integral feature of the course involves providing weekly tutoring sessions.

Christopher Hunn | 3 units

COMPSCI 160/260: User Interface Design & Development

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

COMPSCI 194-028/294-119: Computational Design and Fabrication

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

DES INV 10: Discovering Design

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