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Design Volunteers

Student Design Project Opportunity (Summer 2020)

Michael Meyer, Design Lab and Rady faculty member, is looking for two or three undergrad students to work with him this summer to create a design process guidebook, meant for professionals with little or no design experience. We will build on work from a student project from the spring quarter.

This would be great for someone with an understanding of good design process as we teach here at UCSD along with skills in either visual design, informational graphics, document design, or writing. You will leave with a deeper understanding of how design is practiced in the commercial world (expand upon what you learned in DSGN 1), and a nice piece for your personal professional portfolio.

Please contact Michael Meyer directly if interested –

Design Lab statement on protests, violence following George Floyd’s death

The Design Lab stands in solidarity with the Black community in the fight against racial injustice. We condemn all acts of police brutality and violence that led to the recent murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, David McAtee, and countless other members of the Black community.

We condemn all acts of discrimination. We fully support the Black Lives Matter movement and their efforts to bring justice, healing, and freedom to Black people across the globe. We recognize that these acts of violence are deeply rooted in a history of systemic racism, and we understand that design plays a large role in influencing whether our structures and technologies support or further oppress people of color. We vow to use our platform, position, and privileges to fight for a more equitable future. 

Bringing Order to Chaos: How to Increase Productivity By Mastering Unstructured Time

Podcast with Design Lab member Amy Fox

In this episode we will talk to UCSD Cognitive Scientist, Amy Fox, about Structured and Unstructured time. Join us as we learn about the difference between the two, and tips and tricks that can help you organize and boost your productivity.

Triton Tools & Tidbits is a podcast that is focused on discussing topics that will engage and enrich student life and education. Brought to you by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.
Design@Large UCSD Design Lab

Design@Large Fall 2020

Design@Large will return Fall Quarter 2020. Check back for more details.

Note: The class for UC San Diego students will be provided virtually.

There will be a limited number of slots for external attendees to register to attend the talks virtually. The slots will be on a first-registered basis. Check back for more details.

Speakers to be Announced late Summer
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