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Our major focus is upon design as a way of thinking, of focusing upon how people interact with complex systems and technology, and upon ensuring that we solve the right problem, the root issues that define the true needs of the people and groups work with us, that we serve.


Making UC San Diego a world center for design research and education

The UC San Diego Design Lab works on major societal issues, such as large-scale education, automation, healthcare, visualization of complex phenomena and data, social interactions, citizen science, and the ethical issues that are of ever-increasing importance. For the Design Lab, design is a way of thinking, addressing the core issues, always taking a systems point of view, emphasizing the role of people in the complex systems of the modern world.

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The Design Lab is located on the University of California San Diego campus in La Jolla, CA in Warren College, Atkinson Hall building, 1601.

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