Ninja Walker changes shape to fit tight spaces, giving elders safer access to narrow hallways and bathrooms.
Asthma patients can get highly accurate lung capacity readings with this inexpensive, handheld device.
The everyday ballpoint pen inspired a student team to design a self-cleaning surgical laparoscope.
Volta, an updated take on the traditional rocking chair, harnesses the rocking motion of its user to generate energy.
This new home for design innovation features design studios, flexible space and access to tools for prototyping, iteration and fabrication.
Students here have access to high-quality welding tools — including new MIG and TIG welders — as well as safety equipment and fabrication space.
This facility offers the tools, knowledge and support to create interactive products, embedded sensing systems and integrated mobile devices.
Here, students can work on projects using a variety of machines and equipment, including digital fabrication and rapid prototyping tools.
This student-run makerspace has equipment and parts required for electronics projects, including soldering stations and 3D printers.
This 24/7 access space is outfitted with numerous power and hand tools, as well as ample table space for working on projects.
As it launches Jacobs Design Conversations, a series that will bring design leaders to campus for dialogue on a broad spectrum of innovations and ideas, the Jacobs Institute welcomes two speakers for fall 2015.Read more
Bernie Roth, Rodney H. Adams Professor of Engineering at Stanford University and Academic Director of Stanford's d.school, will lead a session on “Using Design Thinking at Home and at Work" in Jacobs Hall.Read more
Berkeley News - With the ritual gold and blue balloons and ribbon-cutting, UC Berkeley’s College of Engineering threw open the doors of Jacobs Hall on Thursday, August 20.Read more
Ellen Lupton, Senior Curator of Contemporary Design at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum and director of the Graphic Design MFA Program at MICA, will speak on "Design and Storytelling."Read more
This semester-long course introduces students to bioengineering project-based learning in small teams, with a strong emphasis on need-based solutions for real medical and research problems through prototype solution selection, design and testing.
Hayley Lam, W 1-5pm
Design and prototype of large-scale technology intensive systems. Design project incorporating infrastructure systems and areas such as transportation and hydrology; for example, watershed sensor networks, robot networks for environmental management, mobile Internet monitoring, open societal scale systems, crowd-sources applications, traffic management.
Scott Moura, MW 2-4pm
A hands-on, studio design course where students work at the intersection of technological innovation and socially engaged art. Students integrate digital fabrication tools with social design methods to create work that engages in cultural critique. Working with innovative technologies and radical, new art practices, this course explores hybrid art forms, critical design for community engagement, interventions in public spaces, tactical media and disobedient objects.
Eric Paulos and Jill Miller, MW 10am-12pm
This course teaches concepts and skills required to design, prototype and fabricate interactive devices — physical objects that intelligently respond to user input and enable new types of interactions. Half of the semester will be dedicated to a survey of relevant techniques; in the remaining weeks, students will propose and carry out a significant design project in groups.
Paul Wright, Björn Hartmann, MW 10:30am-12pm