Design Field Notes, Fall 2021

August 2, 2021 | 9:50 am

Join us in welcoming our Fall 2021 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.

Each talk will be facilitated through Zoom using this link (*updated 9/15). This series is free and open to all. A Zoom account is required for login and access to this series.

Please continue to check this page, as additional speakers will be added as the semester approaches. For now, mark your calendars for the following Tuesdays, 4:00–5:00 PM:

September 7: Queer Black Design: A Forum Discussion

Timothy Bardlavens, Product Design Manager, Facebook

September 14: The Right to Repair

Nicole Panditi, Design Technician, Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

September 21: Virtual Intimacy In The Physical Reality

Jiani Zeng, Principal Designer of Illusary Material/CPO of Butlr & Honghao Deng, CEO of Butlr


September 28: Intersections of Art, Craft, and Design

James Tucker, The Aesthetic Union

October 5: For Our Peoples: Engaging in Intertribal Relationality as an Anishinaabe Creative

Neebinnaukzhik Southall, Owner of Neebin Studios

October 12: The Role of Storytelling in Your Career

Sara Cambridge, UX Research Consultant 

October 26: Design Strategy for Technology Innovation – Future-Proofing an Engineering Company Into a Learning Organization

Sofia Brazzola, Brand & Marketing Manager, Sennheiser

November 2: Jingyi Li, Ph.D. Candidate, Stanford University
November 9: Assistive Technology, Adapting to the Built Environment 

Drew McPherson, Ph.D. Student and AbilityHacks Co-Founder

November 16: The Future of Design is Invisible

James Song, Director of Design, Facebook


November 23: UX Research Isn’t As Scary As You Think 

Amir Elabbady, UX Design Lead, Accenture

November 30: Jasmine Kent, Innovation Designer, Target