Engineering Design Scholars + Prototyping and Fabrication at the 2024 Summer Design Showcase

August 9, 2024

RSVP for the Jacobs Summer Design Showcase on August 9th, 2024

Jacobs Summer Design Showcase

August 9, 2024

On Friday, August 9th, the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation summer community will gather to celebrate the accomplishments of our 2024 Berkeley Engineering Design Scholars as well as the students in Fabrication and Prototyping (DES …

Spring 2024 BCDI Graduation

October 5, 2024

Join us for the Join us for the Spring 2024 BCDI Graduation Celebration on Friday, May 10th from 3:30 to 5:30pm, in Jacob Hall Room 310. Come and celebrate with us as we honor our latest recipients of the Berkeley Certificate in Design Innovation! Food and refreshments will be served.

Jacobs Spring Design Showcase 2024

May 3, 2024

Experience the forefront of design innovation with student projects, prototypes, and research at the Jacobs Spring Design Showcase 2024. Explore, engage, and get inspired by students from the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation and th…

Jacobs Spring Design Showcase 2024

May 2, 2024

Experience the forefront of design innovation with student projects, prototypes, and research at the Jacobs Spring Design Showcase 2024. Explore, engage, and get inspired by students from the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation and th…

Jacobs Spring Design Showcase 2024

May 1, 2024

Experience the forefront of design innovation with student projects, prototypes, and research at the Jacobs Spring Design Showcase 2024. Explore, engage, and get inspired by students from the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation and th…

Historical Data, Present-Day Harms: On the Uses and Limits of Data Science for the Study of Social Movements

April 23, 2024

History & Theory of New Media lecture with Lauren Klein Winship Distinguished Research Professor, Departments of Quantitative Theory & Methods and English, Emory University

Design Field Notes—Hila Mor Ph.D.

April 16, 2024

As part of the Jacobs Institute’s ongoing course DES INV 95, the Design Field Notes speaker series invites a dynamic group of designers, artists, and academics in design-related fields to share their work and practice with our students a…

Design Field Notes—Strange Synergies: Generative AI and the Playful Mind

April 9, 2024

As part of the Jacobs Institute’s ongoing course DES INV 95, the Design Field Notes speaker series invites a dynamic group of designers, artists, and academics in design-related fields to share their work and practice with our students a…

Career Conversation with Alan Watts, Senior Exhibitions Creative Engineer at Meow Wolf

March 21, 2024

Alan Watts has spent more than 30 years weaving his left and right brain together. In this Jacobs Institute Career Conversation, he will discuss his beginnings in the arts and how that developed into animation and game programming, datab…

Design Field Notes: Iulia Ionescu, Programme Director Creative Computing and Robotics Postgraduate (PG), University of the Arts London

March 19, 2024

As part of the Jacobs Institute’s ongoing course DES INV 95, the Design Field Notes speaker series invites a dynamic group of designers, artists, and academics in design-related fields to share their work and practice with our students a…

Design Field Notes: Bruce Beasley, Technology in the Hands of the Artist

March 12, 2024

For six decades, sculptor Bruce Beasley has worked in a range of media to build complex, resonant arrangements from simple shapes able to communicate the primacy of form and the complexity of human emotion. 

This coming Tuesday at 10 AM, B…

My Journey to be ‘Anti-Disciplined’: A Career Conversation with Zoey Zhu, Software Designer at IDEO

March 1, 2024

This career conversation is an exploratory journey into Zoey’s work with emerging technologies and also a manifesto on how to embrace and be comfortable with being multi- or anti-disciplinary.

Design the Future: A Career Conversation with Matthew Carlson, Director of User Experience Design at Adobe

February 16, 2024

What will your career in design look like 5 years from now, or 10 years from now? In this Career Conversation, Matthew Carlson, Director of User Experience at Adobe, will talk about the role of design within different types of organizati…

Campus Makerspace Crawl: Valentine’s Day Edition

February 14, 2024

If you are interested in joining the vibrant community of makers, designers, and tinkerers at UC Berkeley, then join us for a special Valentine’s Day edition of the Campus Makerspace Crawl! See the unique resources offered at each locati…

Berkeley Master of Design 2023 Graduate Exhibition

December 16, 2023

Join us for an exclusive showing of capstone work by the Berkeley Master of Design (MDes) 2023 cohort. Experience the creations of our talented graduates as they demonstrate thoughtful new approaches, cut across disciplinary boundaries, …

Jacobs Winter Design Showcase 2023

December 7, 2023

Join the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation and our Berkeley Master of Design (MDes) program for the Winter 2023 Design Showcase—a two-day rotating installation of projects, prototypes and research, highlighting the work and accompli…

Jacobs Winter Design Showcase 2023

December 6, 2023

Join the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation and our Berkeley Master of Design (MDes) program for the Winter 2023 Design Showcase—a two-day rotating installation of projects, prototypes and research, highlighting the work and accompli…

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Design Field Notes: Technology as Vocabulary / Discursive Machines // Jurg Lenhi

November 16, 2023

As part of the Jacobs Institute’s ongoing course DES INV 95, the Design Field Notes speaker series invites a dynamic group of designers, artists, and academics in design-related fields to share their work and practice with our students and …

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Design Field Notes: What If There Were Billions of Designers? // Koraldo Kajanaku

November 9, 2023

As part of the Jacobs Institute’s ongoing course DES INV 95, the Design Field Notes speaker series invites a dynamic group of designers, artists, and academics in design-related fields to share their work and practice with our students and …

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Career Conversation: Future Tech Show + Tell with Accenture Labs

November 2, 2023

Berkeley students:  Join us on Thursday for this enlightening session with Andreea Danielescu and Rosalie Lin from the Future Technologies R&D group at Accenture Labs.

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Design Field Notes: Zero Waste System Design // Danielle Elsener

November 2, 2023

As part of the Jacobs Institute’s ongoing course DES INV 95, the Design Field Notes speaker series invites a dynamic group of designers, artists, and academics in design-related fields to share their work and practice with our students and …

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Design Field Notes: Utharaa Zacharias & Palaash Chaudhary of Soft-Geometry

October 26, 2023

As part of the Jacobs Institute’s ongoing course DES INV 95, the Design Field Notes speaker series invites a dynamic group of designers, artists, and academics in design-related fields to share their work and practice with our students and …

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Design Field Notes: Clare Brass, Chief Product Officer at Moree

October 19, 2023

As part of the Jacobs Institute’s ongoing course DES INV 95, the Design Field Notes speaker series invites a dynamic group of designers, artists, and academics in design-related fields to share their work and practice with our students and …

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The New AI Frontier: A Career Conversation with Sara Ortloff, Senior Director of User Experience Design at Google

October 16, 2023

Join us for an exclusive Jacobs Institute Career Conversation with Sara Ortloff, design leader and Senior Director of User Experience at Google. Sara currently leads the UX teams responsible for Google’s developer productivity research, pro…

Design Field Notes: Data Visualization for Experience Design // Tanyoung Kim of Airbnb

October 12, 2023

As part of the Jacobs Institute’s ongoing course DES INV 95, the Design Field Notes speaker series invites a dynamic group of designers, artists, and academics in design-related fields to share their work and practice with our students and …

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Design Field Notes: Designing Identity // Jenny Ha of Lucid Motors

October 5, 2023

As part of the Jacobs Institute’s ongoing course DES INV 95, the Design Field Notes speaker series invites a dynamic group of designers, artists, and academics in design-related fields to share their work and practice with our students and …

Design for Automotive: A Career Conversation with Nissan’s Head of Global Design Alfonso Albaisa

October 4, 2023

Join this special talk to hear from Nissan’s Senior Vice President for Global Design, Alfonso Albaisa, on the evolution of automotive design and innovation as well as the influence of Japanese cultural DNA on Nissan’s design.

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Design Field Notes: Vidhi Mehta, Product Designer at LinkedIn

September 28, 2023

As part of the Jacobs Institute’s ongoing course DES INV 95, the Design Field Notes speaker series invites a dynamic group of designers, artists, and academics in design-related fields to share their work and practice with our students and …

Design Field Notes: The Art of Trusting Robots

September 21, 2023

As part of the Jacobs Institute’s ongoing course DES INV 95, the Design Field Notes speaker series invites a dynamic group of designers, artists, and academics in design-related fields to share their work and practice with our students and …

Campus Makerspace Crawl

September 14, 2023

Discover six of the largest student-accessible makerspace / shop / lab spaces on the UC Berkeley campus on this 2-hour tour.

Design Field Notes: Multi-Modal Design Systems

September 14, 2023

As part of the Jacobs Institute’s ongoing course DES INV 95, the Design Field Notes speaker series invites a dynamic group of designers, artists, and academics in design-related fields to share their work and practice with our students and …

Jacobs Institute Makerspace Open House

September 8, 2023

Discover UC Berkeley’s largest cross-campus makerspace, the Jacobs Hall Makerspace! Meet the Makerspace staff and other members of the Jacobs community at our Makerspace open house. We will have equipment demos, takeaways, project displays,…

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Jacobs Summer Design Showcase

August 9, 2024

On Friday, August 9th, the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation summer community will gather to celebrate the accomplishments of our 2024 Berkeley Engineering Design Scholars as well as the students in Fabrication and Prototyping (DES …

Engineering Design Scholars + Prototyping and Fabrication at the 2024 Summer Design Showcase

August 9, 2024

RSVP for the Jacobs Summer Design Showcase on August 9th, 2024

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