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.