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LaWana Richmond (UC San Diego)

October 21, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

LaWana Richmond

*All Fall 2020 Design@Large talks will be hosted online. This aligns with UC San Diego policy that all events be hosted virtual during the Fall 2020 quarter.

A Design Approach to Education Systems Response and Recovery from the Pandemic

When the pandemic hit, many institutions were caught on their heels and slow to respond with an anticipation of being equally slow to recover. Some institutions responded in ways that were more effective and sustainable than others. Dr. LaWana will call out opportunities and examples of practices for consideration in designing solutions for today as well as the future.

About the Speaker

Dr. LaWana Richmond is a futurist with training and experience in financial analysis, system analysis, and change management. Dr. LaWana Richmond is currently running for District E Trustee seat on the San Diego Unified School District’s Board of Education. She also serves as the Organizational Development Manager for Transportation Services at UC San Diego where she coaches current and emerging leaders on employee engagement, process engineering, change management, and innovation.  To learn more about her campaign visit

About Design@Large

Design@Large is a speaker series that is hosted by The Design Lab at UCSD, where each quarter we examine a topic in society and the relevance and implications through the lens of human centered design. This fall, hosted by Professor Edward Wang from Electrical & Computer Engineering, we will discuss the topic that has affected all of our lives, COVID-19. In a way, we are all talking about the fundamental thought of “how do we stay safe in the times of COVID-19?” But what does that mean? What are the facets of consideration that goes into this idea of “staying safe?”

We have an exciting list of speakers covering topics around remote and predictive healthcare, break throughs in computational materials towards future proofing our built environments, enabling large gatherings through virtual events, and economic impact on underrepresented communities.


October 21, 2020
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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