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COVID-19 + Maker Pass Updates

Under guidance from campus leadership and with support from the College of Engineering, we are closing all Jacobs Hall makerspace access starting 3/14. We will remain closed until at least 4/7, and will provide another update by that date.

Design Field Notes: Mark Cordell Holmes: Postponed

March 30, 2020

Mark Cordell Holmes is a SF Bay Area creative professional, who has worked in games, feature animation, and tech over the past 30 years. As a 16-year veteran of the Pixar Animation Studios art department, Mark contributed to a dozen films, including ‘A…

Design Conversations: Bryce Johnson: POSTPONED

April 3, 2020

Inclusion, accessibility, and justice are unavoidable terms in debates on design and technology today. It has become clear that fostering belonging requires overcoming design’s perceived innocence — admitting historical and contemporary cases where des…

Design Field Notes: Nadia Gathers: Postponed

April 6, 2020

Controlled Burn: How to Design for the Hard Stuff

Nadia Gathers describes their work as process—helping turn the “mushiness” of being a person into discrete, discernible task flow. They have been part of the team at Code2040 where they helped desig…

Design Field Notes: David Merrill: Postponed

April 13, 2020

David Merrill is a technology executive and startup founder with a background in computer science and human-computer interaction. He is the CEO and co-founder of Elroy Air, which builds large autonomous aircraft systems to deliver goods to remote place…

Design Conversations: Benjamin Earl Evans: Postponed

April 17, 2020

Inclusion, accessibility, and justice are unavoidable terms in debates on design and technology today. It has become clear that fostering belonging requires overcoming design’s perceived innocence — admitting historical and contemporary cases where des…

Design Field Notes: Danielle Applestone: Postponed

April 20, 2020

Dr. Applestone is an engineer, entrepreneur,  and mother, whose mission is to address the labor shortage in the U.S. manufacturing industry and to encourage the hands-on skills needed to build and make things.

She is the co-founder of Daughters of …