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,…

 

Design Field Notes: Iris Koser, Sr. UX Designer, BMW Group

August 31, 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 Back to School Events, Fall 2023

August 29, 2023

We look forward to welcoming both new and returning members of the campus design community to Jacobs Hall for the start of the 2023-2024 school year. You are cordially invited to join us at the back to school events. All events are held in-person!

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Jacobs Hall Courses, Fall 2023

May 17, 2023

Interested in gaining new design skills or diving into a hands-on learning experience? Explore the Jacobs-affiliated courses for the Fall 2023 semester here.

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Design Career Chat with Leon Zhang: UX Design at Google

January 1, 1970

What does it take to get hired at Google for UX? What is it like working there?

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Design Field Notes Spring 2023

January 23, 2023

Design Field Notes is back for the Spring semester! This speaker series invites designers, artists, and academics in design-related fields to share their work and practice with our students and public.

 

Jacobs and Masters of Design Winter Design Showcase, Dec 7-9

January 1, 1970

Join the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation and our Berkeley Master of Design (MDes) program for the Winter 2022 Design Showcase—a three-day exhibition of student research, prototypes and presentations. Enjoy one on one exchange with students, and …

 

Jacobs and Masters of Design Winter Design Showcase, Dec 7-9

December 9, 2022

Join the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation and our Berkeley Master of Design (MDes) program for the Winter 2022 Design Showcase—a three-day exhibition of student research, prototypes and presentations. Enjoy one on one exchange with students, and …

 

Jacobs and Masters of Design Winter Design Showcase, Dec 7-9

December 8, 2022

Join the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation and our Berkeley Master of Design (MDes) program for the Winter 2022 Design Showcase—a three-day exhibition of student research, prototypes and presentations. Enjoy one on one exchange with students, and …

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We’re Hiring! Seeking Student Engagement Manager For The Jacobs Community

December 1, 2022

The Jacobs Institute is hiring a new full-time Student Engagement Manager (Student Services Advisor 3 job code).

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Jacobs Winter 2022 Design Showcase

November 22, 2022

Experience student projects, prototypes, and research from Fall 2022 classes @Jacobs Hall

 

Design Field Notes: “Evaluating Tech Companies as a New Grad” – Simon Yee / Director of Product Design, Rippling

November 17, 2022

Simon Yee designs digital products, systems, and experiences. These days though, Yee mostly designs teams. A huge proponent of advocating design partnership across entire organizations, Yee builds scalable design systems, operationalizes design processes, and empowers designers to build amazing things.

Upcoming Events

My Journey to be ‘Anti-Disciplined’: A Career Conversation with Zoey Zhu

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.

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