Events

D4SD Hackathon Kick-off

Friday, September 22, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.

Don’t miss out! The San Diego Union-Tribune just issued our call to action: “Public invited to all-night hackathon to solve San Diego’s commuting nightmare.” It’s all about our Design for San Diego (D4SD) challenges that kickoff this Friday at 5:30 p.m. at Downtown Works.

Join us for this incredible opportunity to collaborate and compete with other innovators to help solve the most pressing transportation-related issues facing San Diego. As a participant in the design sprint and hackathon, you will get:

  • Free food, free beer (that should be enough right there!)
  • An opportunity to win thousands in cash and other prizes
  • An awesome D4SD t-shirt for finishing a prototype by Saturday evening

Our judges for the design sprint and hackathon come from the worlds of technology, government, entrepreneurship and education. Join us today! For more information on our challenges, go to D4SD.org.

Sign up for the D4SD Discussion Forum here
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Design Forward Summit 2017

October 25-27, 2017

Human-centered design has the power and potential to drive economy, industry, civic infrastructure, and quality of life.

Design Forward 2017 is the lens to see it happen.

Entrepreneurs, technologists, product managers, designers, business and civic leaders are all welcome.

Visit the Design Forward website for more information and to purchase tickets.

Studio Session with IBM’s Talent and Design Teams

Friday, June 9, 2017 at 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
UCSD The Design Lab, Atkinson Hall, 1601

UC San Diego students are invited to join us in the Design Lab for lunch and listen to the IBM Teams discuss what differentiates IBM in the tech industry, and how you can get ahead! Come with questions you might have about the tech industry and IBM. Space is limited, so please sign up! Seating is on a first come, first serve basis. There will be time after the event from 1-1:30 to stay and speak with anyone interested in additional information. Registration & details: designlab-ladah-ibm.eventbrite.com

UC San Diego Design Conference

Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
UCSD Price Center Theater

What is design?
Design is about the progress behind innovation and creativity. It’s not simply about aesthetics, but about human interactions and how to improve user experiences. Join us at our first UC San Diego Design Conference to learn about design in the professional world and what that entails. Come and listen to our inspirational keynote speakers and participate in workshops to grow your skills.

FOR MORE INFORMATION & TO REGISTER: ucsddesignconf.com

SPEAKERS & PANELISTS:
Michael Meyer – UCSD Lecturer
Neema Mahdavi – Workday Design Operations
Nastasha Tan – IDEO Design Lead
Sharon Carmichael – Intuit Sr Interaction Design Manager
Oz Chen – UXBeginner.com Founder, UX Consultant
Erwin Hines – BASIC Associate Creative Director

SCHEDULE:
9:00 AM | Light Refreshments & Networking Session
10:00 AM | Keynote Presentation
11:00 AM | Panel Discussion
12:00 PM | Lunch
1:00 PM | Breakout Session 1
2:00 PM | Breakout Session 2
3:00 PM | Networking Session
4:00 PM | Closing Ceremony

GENERAL TICKETS
– Must arrive by 9:30 A.M. or you will be considered a no show.
– Allows access to all sessions
– Includes food voucher for lunch

WAITLISTED TICKETS
– There will be a separate waitlist line for registration
– After 9:30 A.M., we will allocate the remaining general tickets (belonging to no shows) on a first come first serve basis
– Once we reach max capacity for general tickets, those still with waitlist tickets will be guaranteed limited entry
– Allows access to Keynote, Panel, Networking Sessions, Closing Ceremony, and only Breakout Sessions in Price Center Theater
– No access to Breakout Sessions in Bear Room or Red Shoe Room
– No food voucher for lunch

​Link2 Game Design

Monday, May 22, 2017 at 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
UCSD Atkinson Hall

Industry representatives are coming to UC San Diego to talk about games of the future. From game design and digital arts to AR/VR and software development, you’ll get an inside scoop on trends and job opportunities within this growing industry in San Diego.

Join us for a panel discussion and stick around for a chance to network with some of San Diego’s coolest, most innovative companies… and definitely, don’t forget your resume!

LINK2 SD: FIND WHAT DRIVES YOU.

Event Agenda:
10:00am – 11:00am: Student Tours
11:00am – 12:00pm: Industry Panel Discussion with Q&A
12:00pm – 12:30pm: Networking Lunch
12:30pm – 1:15pm: Hands-on activities/demos

Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/link2-game-design-tickets-33938432766

Studio Session: Data-Driven Design Thinking at Slack

Friday, May 5 at 12 PM – 1:30 PM
UCSD Fung Auditorium in the Powell-Focht Bioengineering Building

Since launching in 2013 with a mission to unify communication and our working lives simpler, more pleasant, and more productive, Slack has taken the world by storm, quickly becoming the fastest-growing enterprise software company of all time. With the efficiency Slack brings in communication, however, comes an extensive amount of information for knowledge workers to navigate.

In the talk, Jerry Talton, an Engineering Manager in the Search, Learning & Intelligence group at Slack, will sketch the data-driven direction his team is currently exploring to build the business operating system of the future and discuss the design process used to quickly prototype and ship product features powered by machine intelligence.

Bio: Jerry Talton is an Engineering Manager in the Search, Learning, & Intelligence group at Slack, where he leads the team combatting information overload. Previously, he was the founder and CEO of Apropose, a data-driven design company backed by Andreessen Horowitz and New Enterprise Associates. He holds a PhD in computer science from Stanford University and BS and MS degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Studio Session with Singapore Institute of Technology

Monday, April 24, 2017 at 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
UCSD The Design Lab, Atkinson Hall, 1601

The Design Lab will be hosting Dr Jeanette Ng, Cluster Director for Design & Specialized Businesses (DSB) from​ Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) to meet with Design Lab students and faculty.

We welcome participation by all interested students and faculty. It is a good chance to meet new people — some of you might enjoy a year working in Singapore.

The meeting will take place in the Design Lab on Monday, April 24 at 12:00pm – 1:30pm. Our usual simple lunch will be served.

Space is limited, please arrive early to ensure a seat.

Topic of meeting: Discuss how The Design Lab was designed to be a multidisciplinary and facilitates work on design issues with industry and society. The Design Lab offers a unique and successful case study for reference – therefore we would be grateful for the chance to hear from users of The Design Lab first hand and learn from your experience.

Information about SIT:

SIT is a new public university in Singapore that is pioneering applied learning, and we are planning a new campus of our own where we hope to implement many innovative spaces promoting integration of learning, industry and community.

Upcoming Events

D4SD Hackathon Kick-off

Friday, September 22, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. Don’t miss out! The San Diego Union-Tribune just issued our call to action: “Public invited to all-night hackathon to solve San Diego’s commuting nightmare.” It’s all about our Design for San Diego (D4SD) challenges that kickoff this Friday at 5:30 p.m. at Downtown Works. Join us for this incredible opportunity to collaborate and compete with other […]

Design Forward Summit 2017

October 25-27, 2017 Human-centered design has the power and potential to drive economy, industry, civic infrastructure, and quality of life. Design Forward 2017 is the lens to see it happen. Entrepreneurs, technologists, product managers, designers, business and civic leaders are all welcome. Visit the Design Forward website for more information and to purchase tickets.

Studio Session with IBM’s Talent and Design Teams

Friday, June 9, 2017 at 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM UCSD The Design Lab, Atkinson Hall, 1601 UC San Diego students are invited to join us in the Design Lab for lunch and listen to the IBM Teams discuss what differentiates IBM in the tech industry, and how you can get ahead! Come with questions […]

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