Events Archive

February 8, 2016 | 3:27 pm

This page provides information on past events at the Jacobs Institute. For upcoming events from the Jacobs Institute and our broader design innovation community, visit our news and events page.

2016 Jacobs Winter Design Showcase

December 7-8, 2016

Students presented prototypes and projects at our 2016 winter design showcase.

Design Field Notes: Fall 2016

Speakers in the fall Design Field Notes series included Euiyoung Kim (September 2), Charles Huang (September 9), Misha Cornes (September 23), Amy Wibowo (September 30), Alexei Vranich (October 7), Alec Rivers (October 14), Mark Hatch (11/18), and Michael Allen (12/2). Read about fall talks here.

Jacobs Design Conversations: Marc Tarpenning

November 17, 2016

Marc Tarpenning, co-founder of Tesla Motors and NuvoMedia, gave a talk called, “Don’t Be Afraid to Do Something Big — And Why Electric Cars Are in Your Future.”

Jacobs Design Conversations: Elizabeth Gerber

October 13, 2016

Elizabeth Gerber, associate professor at Northwestern University and faculty founder of Design for America, spoke on “Understanding and Designing for Collective Innovation.” View a featured excerpt and watch the Q&A section of the talk.

Jacobs Design Conversations: James Tichenor & Joshua Walton

September 15, 2016

James Tichenor and Joshua Walton of Microsoft HoloLens spoke on “Blurring the Physical and the Digital.”

Jacobs Spring Design Showcase

May 4-5, 2016

Students from 16 courses held in Jacobs Hall showcased their projects. Read about the showcase and Jacobs Hall’s ecosystem of design for real-world impact.

Jacobs Design Conversations: Greg Petroff

April 1, 2016

Greg Petroff, Chief Experience Officer at GE Software and General Manager of the User Experience Center of
 Excellence for GE, spoke on “Design and the Internet of Important Things.” Watch a video of the talk.

Jacobs Design Conversations: Yoon Lee

March 11, 2016

Yoon Lee, Vice President of Insight Concept and Portfolio at Samsung Electronics, spoke on “Designing with Context.” Watch a video of the talk.

Jacobs Design Conversations: Steve Johnson

March 4, 2016

Steve Johnson, Vice President of User Experience at LinkedIn, spoke on “Beyond Pixels: The Hidden Traits of Great Designers.” Watch a video of the talk.

Jacobs Design Conversations: Carla Diana

January 29, 2016

Designer, author, and educator Carla Diana spoke on “Robotics in our Everyday Lives: A Product Designer’s Perspective.”

Jacobs Winter Design Showcase

December 9-10, 2015

Students from the first-ever courses held in Jacobs Hall showcased design work spanning disciplines. Read about the showcase and students’ projects.

Jacobs Design Conversations: Ellen Lupton

November 20, 2015

Ellen Lupton, Senior Curator of Contemporary Design at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum and director of the Graphic Design MFA Program at MICA, spoke on “Design and Storytelling.” Read a recap of fall 2015 Jacobs Design Conversations.

Jacobs Design Conversations: Benjamin Joffe

November 13, 2015

Benjamin Joffe, general partner at HAX — the world’s first and largest hardware accelerator — discussed “building a global hardware startup in 2015.” Read a recap of fall 2015 Jacobs Design Conversations.

Jacobs Design Conversations: Bernie Roth

October 16, 2015

Bernie Roth, Rodney H. Adams Professor of Engineering at Stanford University and Academic Director of Stanford’s d.school, led a session on “Using Design Thinking at Home and at Work.” Read a recap of fall 2015 Jacobs Design Conversations.