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Community

One of the ways we work with the community is via partnerships with companies, civic entities, and community organizations. Our approach to these partnerships is one of collaboration and co-creation. Get involved with the Design Lab; contact us to partner, become a Designer-in-Residence, attend an event like Design@Large, or join Design at UCSD and Design for America student groups.

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The Designer-in-Residence program (DiR) provides practitioners and leaders in industry, government, community and design an opportunity to work in the Design Lab’s interdisciplinary setting at the intersection of education, research, and application.

Under the Design Lab directorship of Don Norman, the residency program offers access and collaboration with UC San Diego’s leading design practitioners and researchers, student design talent, and alumni on a topic or project of mutual interest. Additionally, a vital aspect of the program is the general exchange of knowledge, skills and ideas. Designers-in-Residence are invited to participate in all general Design Lab activities and events and asked to contribute to the learning environment through their choice of interactive presentation, project feedback, collaboration on
research and community opportunities, etc.

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The Norman Design Fund provides small, rapid allocations of funds to support student activities in human-centered design (HCD). The goal of the fund is to enhance and encourage human-centered design work by UC San Diego students.

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Collaborative is a community of academic, industry, and civic leaders focused on joint thought leadership and mutually advantageous research opportunities.
Contact us to partner

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

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Collaborating with the Design Forward Alliance to host a large-scale human-centered design challenge around the complex civic issue of Mobility.

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Partnering with academic, civic, and industry leaders to re-design the Southern California and San Diego regions.

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Student-led group of designers focused on UX design, research, and design thinking.
Join Design at UCSD or Design for America

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Register for a Design Challenge
Attend Design@Large
View upcoming Conferences & Workshops
Register to attend a Studio Session

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