This kit takes a speculative approach to “taking fashion back to its roots.”
ReEmploy is a prototype for a platform to help refugees build their local networks for resettlement and community engagement.
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.
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 is seeking applications for a tenure-track faculty position, at the Assistant Professor level, at the intersection of design and emerging technologies.Read more
Berkeley News — Bob Full, professor of integrative biology, has received a $1 million grant to support curriculum in bioinspired design, drawing from Berkeley’s making culture and resources like Jacobs Hall.Read more
In this Q&A, artist, designer, and Jacobs Institute lecturer Purin Phanichphant discusses visual communication, creative collaboration, and bringing together analog and digital tools.Read more
In a talk co-hosted by the Jacobs Institute and the Berkeley Center for New Media, MIT Media Lab co-founder Nicholas Negroponte will speak at Berkeley.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)