Design Conversations, Spring 2020

This Spring, we’ll will continue investigating ideas of inclusion through our Design Conversations series, “For Whom? By Whom? Designs for Belonging,” which invites three leading design thinkers to outline design’s blind spots and exclusions, and share their thoughts on possibilities for a future of belonging.

Design Field Notes: Scott Snibbe, Feb 3

February 3, 2020

Scott Snibbe is an artist and creative tech entrepreneur, working primarily with augmented reality. Snibbe’s interactive installations can be seen from airports to well-known art institutions, like the NYMoMA and Whitney, and on the tours of Björk and …

Creative Career Connections

February 10, 2020

Hosted by Berkeley Arts + Design, BAMPFA, and the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation, this career event offers students the opportunity to engage with working professionals in the fields of art, design, and technology. Come network with industry pr…

Design Field Notes: Paul Hekkert, Feb 10

February 10, 2020

Dr. Paul Hekkert is a professor at TU Delft, where he teaches form theory and serves as the head of the Industrial Design Department.

Hekkert’s work and research consider the way product design impacts human experience and behavior. He routinely pu…

Design Field Notes: Aaron Marcus, Mar 2

March 2, 2020

Aaron Marcus is an educator and user-interface designer, considered to be the first graphic designer to work with computer graphics. He’s taught a variety of art practice and design classes from computer art to exhibition design, to design history and …

Design Field Notes: Zahin Ali, Mar 9

March 9, 2020

Zahin Ali is an interaction designer at IDEO Chicago, where he leads interdisciplinary design teams working to solve problems through human-centered design practices. Ali’s approach to design is agnostic of the product or medium, believing that good de…

Design Conversations: Leah Buechley, Mar 13

March 13, 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 Conversations: Bryce Johnson, Apr 3

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, Apr 6

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, Apr 13

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, Apr 17

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, Apr 20

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 …