Jacobs Winter Design Showcase Announced

November 24, 2015 | 6:05 pm

On Wednesday, December 9, and Thursday, December 10, the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation will welcome members of the Berkeley campus community and the public to Jacobs Hall for the Jacobs Winter Design Showcase. Featuring project displays and demos — along with conversation and light refreshments — the showcase will be an opportunity to meet a diverse community of student makers, explore design projects across disciplines, and celebrate a semester of design innovation at Jacobs Hall.

22371690845_205a76c8a9_oOver three showcase sessions, students in ten courses will present their work. All ten courses have taken place in Jacobs Hall this semester, making use of the building’s flexible spaces for hands-on learning. With coursework spanning departments, design focuses, and experience levels — from entry-level design work to senior capstone projects — the showcase will highlight the diversity of the design innovation ecosystem at Jacobs Hall and at Berkeley.

The schedule of displays, demos and presentations is below.

Wednesday, December 9, 12:30-2:30pm

Introduction to Data Science: Data science can help people and organizations use data to support decisions and build data-intensive products and services. Take a look at student work in this rapidly growing area. (310 Jacobs Hall)

Senior Design Projects in Bioengineering: Student teams will display products focused on IMG_3439 (1)need-based solutions for real medical and research problems, developed through prototype solution selection, design and testing. (210 Jacobs Hall)

Introduction to Prototyping & Fabrication: 
See student creations made in this introduction to hands-on techniques like laser-cutting, 3D modeling and printing, soldering, basic circuit board design and more. (220 Jacobs Hall)

Wednesday, December 9, 3-5pm

User Interface Design: Check out the original interfaces students have developed for specific tasks and target user groups. Learn about the user-centered design approaches that have shaped these interfaces, from user research to visual design and programming. (310 Jacobs Hall)

Design of Cyber-Physical Systems: Explore diverse student-designed cyber-physical systems — electric bicycles, smart water systems, and more — that consist of physical infrastructure, connectivity, sensing, data analysis, and actuation/visualization. (210 Jacobs Hall)

Product Management: How do you build products consumers will want and will use? Find out how students have worked across diverse areas, from accelerating time-to-market to stakeholder management, in investigating this question. (220 Jacobs Hall)

Thursday, December 10, 2:30-4:30pm

IMG_3419Introduction to Design Methodology: Explore student work from this introduction to design methodologies and processes, including problem definition; social, legal and ethical considerations; the product development cycle and more. (210 Jacobs Hall)

Critical Practices: Student makers will showcase work at the intersection of technological innovation and socially engaged art. Their projects engage in cultural critique while integrating digital fabrication tools with social design methods and hybrid art forms. (310 Jacobs Hall)

Computational Design & Fabrication: Students will present projects exploring software compilation of high-level 3D designs into simple and inexpensive parts ready for rapid manufacturing. Project focuses range from robotics to ukelele fabrication. (310 Jacobs Hall)

Interactive Device Design: Meet future entrepreneurs and researchers and see the novel wireless smart products they have designed and fabricated in this course, which covered 3D modeling and fabrication, electronics and circuit board design, sensing and actuation for interaction, embedded software development, wireless communication, and user interface programming. (310 Jacobs Hall)

Interested in attending? You can RSVP and find full event details on Eventbrite.

Eventbrite - Jacobs Winter Design Showcase

For more information, please contact jacobsinstitute@berkeley.edu.