Introducing Jacobs Design Conversations

October 2, 2015 | 10:59 am

As part of its inaugural semester of operations, the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation is launching Jacobs Design Conversations, a series that invites leading designers and makers to Berkeley to share their insights with the campus community. Connecting diverse perspectives under one roof, Jacobs Design Conversations are spaces for dialogue on a broad spectrum of innovations and ideas.

This fall, two pioneering design leaders, Bernie Roth and Ellen Lupton, will speak at the Jacobs Institute. With backgrounds that collectively span graphic design, product design, robotics, design thinking and more, Roth and Lupton will bring unique insights into conversation with Berkeley’s rich design innovation ecosystem.

About the fall 2015 speakers:

BernieRoth imageDr. Bernard Roth is the Rodney H. Adams Professor of Engineering at Stanford University. The Academic Director and a co-founder of Stanford’s, he has published widely in the areas of design, creativity, education, kinematics and robotics, and he has received many awards for both his teaching and his research. He has organized workshops on creativity and personal effectiveness and has served as a board member of several corporations and professional organizations. His latest book, The Achievement Habit, was published by HarperCollins in July.

Roth will speak and lead a partially interactive session, “Using Design Thinking at Home and at Work,” in 310 Jacobs Hall on October 16, 12-1pm. Advance registration is highly encouraged.

Eventbrite - Jacobs Design Conversations: Bernie Roth

EllenLupton_by_Michelle_QureshiEllen Lupton is Senior Curator of Contemporary Design at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City. Her exhibition How Posters Work, accompanied by a book of the same title, is open through January 24, 2016. Recent projects include Beautiful Users and Graphic Design—Now in Production. Lupton also serves as director of the Graphic Design MFA Program at MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art) in Baltimore, where she has authored numerous books on the design process, including Thinking with Type, Graphic Design Thinking, and Graphic Design: The New Basics. Recent books include Type on Screen (2014). She received her BFA from The Cooper Union in 1985.

Lupton will speak on “Design and Storytelling” in 310 Jacobs Hall on November 20, 12-1pm. Advance registration is highly encouraged.

Eventbrite - Jacobs Design Conversations: Ellen Lupton

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