Design Field Notes Fall 2022

September 5, 2022 | 3:27 pm

Please join us in welcoming another exciting semester of Design Field Notes speakers. As part of our ongoing course DES INV 95, this 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 public.

This series will be held virtually for the Fall semester. Each talk is free and open to all students and members of the public. A Zoom account is required for login and access to this series. You can join each of the talks during its scheduled time using this link!

Talks will take place Thursdays, 1-2 PM. 

September 1: Confronting Cultural Taboos with Design
Jiwon Park / CEO, SAIB & CO
September 8: Design as an Agent of Change
Robbie Li / User Experience Researcher, Stavvy
September 15: Procrastination as a creative strategy
Guillaume Couche, Director, Wolf in Motion
September 22: Enabled by Design
Sheana Yu, Founder & CEO, Aergo Health
September 29: Nonverbal Interactions
Adam Bernstein, Creative Technologist, Google ATAP
October 6: Designing for Energy Affordability
Karina van Schaardenburg, Director, Design and Research, Opower (Oracle Energy and Water)
October 20:
DJ Sanghera, Concept Strategy, Futures Innovation, Lululemon
November 3: Impact through Design. How to and how not to do it.
Helen van Baal, Global Venture Lead, IKEA
November 10: Introducing Studio Playfool
Saki and Dan Coppen, Founders, Playfool
November 17:
Simon Yee, Director of Product Design, Rippling


Previous Speakers:

  • Mike Buffington, Industrial-, Graphic-, and Musical Instrument-Designer
  • Matthew Sibigtroth, UX prototyper, Google
  • Bernice Wong, Senior Experience Designer, Zynga
  • Shruti Grover, Founder, Pattern Project
  • Joon Shin, Director of Design, Joon Care
  • Nelly Ben Hayoun, Nelly Ben Hayoun Studios
  • Jieting (Tina) Chen, Product designer, Ro
  • Eun hee (Sally) Jo, Industrial Designer, Google
  • Audrey Gaulard, The Polyfloss Factory
  • Paul Sohi, Designer and Product Marketer, Autodesk
  • Rodrigo Garcia, CoCEO and Founder, Notpla
  • Timothy Bardlavens, Product Design Manager, Facebook
  • Nicole Panditi, Design Technician, Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation
  • Jiani Zeng, Principal Designer of Illusary Material/CPO of Butlr & Honghao Deng, CEO of Butlr
  • James Tucker, The Aesthetic Union
  • Neebinnaukzhik Southall, Owner of Neebin Studios
  • Sara Cambridge, UX Research Consultant
  • Sofia Brazzola, Brand & Marketing Manager, Sennheiser
  • Jingyi Li, Ph.D. Candidate, Stanford University
  • Drew McPherson, Ph.D. Student and AbilityHacks Co-Founder
  • James Song, Director of Design, Facebook
  • Jasmine Kent, Innovation Designer, Target