An innovative catheter that reduces the potential for neurological dysfunction and brain death at the time of cardiac arrest.
A speculative design investigating how we might use urban sensing to support rest, emotional reflection, and respectfully sharing space with strangers.
A wearable that serves as a data diary for each individual’s experience with blepharospasm.
Inspired by the pinecone, this environmentally adaptive structure is meant to provide passive shading and ventilation.
Engineers Without Borders aims to support sustainable, community-driven engineering projects to meet basic human needs.
Student group EnableTech designs and builds technologies that address everyday challenges faced by people with disabilities.
Undergraduates in this human-centered design consultancy lead a course to share design skills and processes with their fellow students.
Using wide-ranging tools for prototyping and fabrication, this team designs fuel-efficient vehicles to be adapted into real-world transportation concepts.
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.Read more
This fall, a series of workshops offer students hands-on opportunities to learn new tools and techniques.Read more
Innovation Catalyst student teams benefit from resources at Jacobs Hall, workshop ideas with fellow grantees, and receive up to $2,000 to further develop their projects. Applications are due January 1st!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 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