A Center for Interdisciplinary Design

Focused on providing research, education, and community interaction to advance best practices in human-centered design and to address complex problems facing society.


The Design Lab: Applying the Wisdom of the University to Societal Issues

On Friday, May 31, join the American Academy of Arts and Sciences for a special evening with the UC San Diego Design Lab. Come learn about how the Design Lab approaches design as a way of thinking and doing, harnessing the knowledge and energy of the university to address major societal issues. This program will include:

*An introduction to the principles of design thinking by Design Lab Director Don Norman Presentations of the Design Lab’s ongoing work
*Reception featuring individual project posters, exhibits, and demonstrations (including a presentation in the StarCAVE, a fully immersive virtual reality environment)

Design@Large: Spring 2019 Speakers

Wednesdays at 4:00pm in CSE 1202
*Leo Trottier (Co-Founder and CEO, CleverPet, Inc.)
*Shawn T. Loescher (Urban Discovery Schools)
*Eliah Aronoff-Spencer (UC San Diego)
*Elizabeth Guffey (Purchase College)
*Judy Fan (UC San Diego)
Design Lab Don Norman

What is the Future of Design in 50 Seconds?

From Jnd.org & Don Norman: I'm developing a new talk: "21st Century Design: Addressing Major Societal Issues." I discuss how we must start addressing the serious societal issues in the world, what we in the UC San Diego Design Lab call…


Assistant Professor in Design

The Design Lab at UC San Diego (https://designlab.ucsd.edu) seeks candidates for tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor rank. The Design Lab at UC San Diego is a new initiative, established by the chancellor to become a major international center for human-centered design, with the focus upon design as a way of thinking, especially dealing with a people-centered approach to complex sociotechnical systems.
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