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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)
*Q&A/discussion
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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)
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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…

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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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