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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.

Norman Fund
Norman Design Fund

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.

Applications are open to ALL students at UC San Diego, with priority given to students as follows:

  1. Undergraduates taking design classes
  2. Graduate students without access to any funded project support
  3. All others
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Collaborative is a community of academic, industry, and civic leaders focused on joint thought leadership and mutually advantageous research opportunities.

design lab observe think make iterate design forward

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

design lab reach higher

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

design lab San Diego Regional Proving Ground uc san diego

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

design lab student groups

Student-led group of designers focused on UX design, research, and design thinking, but they’ve also got an appreciation for all design fields and related disciplines.

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