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