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Design@Large

Design@Large is a quarterly seminar series hosted by the UC San Diego Design Lab, features distinguished academic and industry speakers within design. The series aims to showcase the ever-evolving, interdisciplinary nature of design in a real-world context. These talks are open and free to the public.  Click through to see videos of each talk on the speaker pages.

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Upcoming Design@Large Events

Past Design@Large Events

Click through to see videos of each talk on the speaker pages.

Pinar Yoldas (UC San Diego)

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 4:00 PM
Causality is broken: Can we fix it with art & design?
CSE 1202 on the UCSD campus

Lena Mamykina (Colombia University)

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 4:00 PM
Beyond personal informatics: data-driven solutions for personal health
CSE 1202 on the UCSD campus

Stuart Geiger (UC Berkeley)

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 4:00 PM
The Human Contexts of Computation and Data: Infrastructures, Institutions, and Interpretations
CSE 1202 on the UCSD campus

Virginia Eubanks (University at Albany, SUNY)

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 4:00 PM
Automating Inequality
CSE 1202 on the UCSD campus

Safiya Noble (University of Southern California)

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 4:00 PM
CSE 1202 on the UCSD campus

Kamala Visweswaran (UC San Diego)

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 4:00 PM
CSE 1202 on the UCSD campus

Ashwin Mathew (UC Berkeley)

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 4:00 PM
Geographies of Trust and Practice in Internet Infrastructure

Stefan Savage (UC San Diego)

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 4:00 PM
Ethical issues in Cybersecurity Research

Bill Buxton (Microsoft Research)

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 4:00 PM
Intelligent Design / Design for Intelligence – Human & Machine

Wendy Mackay (Université Paris-Saclay) & Michel Beaudouin-Lafon (Université Paris-Su)

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 4:00 PM
Towards a Unified Theory of Interaction

Elizabeth Simmons (UC San Diego)

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 4:00 PM
From Scramble to Process: Achieving Proactive Leadership via Design

Batya Friedman (University of Washington)

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.
Moral and Technical Imagination: A Value Sensitive Design Perspective

Kelly Gates (UC San Diego)

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 4:00 PM
Who are the “humans” in “human-centered design”?

Erin Glass (UC San Diego)

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 4:00 PM
CSE 1202 on the UCSD campus

Morana Alac (UC San Diego)

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 4:00 PM
Designing for Sensory Ethnography: A case of Camera (In)Odorata

Tricia Wang (Sudden Compass & Magpie Kingdom)

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 4:00 PM
Designing for Humans in the Era of Algorithmic Decision-Making

Danielle Bragg (University of Washington)

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 4:00 PM
Building Accessible Information Systems: A Data-Driven Approach

Jeffrey Elman (UC San Diego)

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 4:00 PM
Designing for change: The challenge of institutional aging (and success)

Sorin Lerner (UC San Diego)

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 4:00 PM
Toward Gamification of Proofs about Programs

Design@Large: Harinath Garudadri (UC San Diego)

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 4:00 PM
Technology, Healthcare, and ?

Design@Large: Cecilia Aragon (University of Washington)

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 4:00 PM
The Hearts and Minds of Data Science

Leo Porter (UC San Diego)

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 4:00 PM
Peer Instruction in Computer Science

Brian Granger (Cal Poly San Luis Obispo)

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 4:00 PM
Project Jupyter

Margaret Burnett (Oregon State University)

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 4:00 PM
Gender-Inclusive Software

Thomas Ball (Microsoft Research)

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 4:00 PM
Physical Computing for Everyone

Haoqi Zhang (Northwestern University)

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 4:00 PM
Computational Ecosystems: Tech-enabled Communities to Advance Human Values at Scale

Eric von Hippel (MIT)

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 4:00 PM
Free Innovation

Ed Vul (UC San Diego)

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 4:00 PM
Do People Make Decisions via an Error-prone Bag of Tricks?

Karthik Muralidharan (UC San Diego)

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 4:00 PM
Disrupting Education? Experimental Evidence on Technology-Aided Instruction in India

Bjorn Hartmann (UC Berkeley)

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 4:00 PM
Interactive Design Tools for the Maker Movement

Scott Witthoft (Stanford)

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 4:00 PM
Design Better Spaces

Kristian Simsarian (IDEO)

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 4:00 PM
Five Design Roles to Awaken Collective Creativity

Karrie Karaholios (Adobe)

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 4:00 PM
Studying How We Make Sense of Algorithms in News Feeds

Nate Delson (UC San Diego)

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 4:00 PM
Using Touchscreens to Teach Freehand Sketching and Spatial Visualization

Jennifer Mueller (University of San Diego)

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 4:00 PM
'Reframing the Decision-Makers' Dilemma

Clarissa Redwine (Kickstarter)

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 4:00 PM
Design Projects on Kickstarter

Ann Pendleton-Jullian (Ohio State) & John Seely Brown (Delotte)

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 4:00 PM
Agency in a White Water World

Pam Samuelson (Berkeley Center for Law & Technology)

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 4:00 PM
How Intellectual Property Law Conceptualizes Designs

Paul Leonardi (UC Santa Barbara)

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 4:00 PM
See and Be Seen: Communication in the Age of Social Transparency

Dave Ackley (University of New Mexico)

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 4:00 PM
Living Computation & Postdeterministic Digital Design

Casey Reas (UC Los Angeles)

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 4:00 PM
ULTRACONCENTRATED: Image, Media, Software

Jamie Alexandre (Learning Equality)

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 4:00 PM
The Life and Times of A Fledging Nonprofit

Tamara Munzner (University of British Columbia)

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 4:00 PM
Visualization Design Methods

Dan Makoski (Walmart)

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 4:00 PM
Improbable by Design: Creating a Culture of Bold Risk-Taking for Good

Gloria Mark (UC Irvine)

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 4:00 PM
Modeling the Workplace Experience Through Precision-Tracking of Behavior

Adrien Treuille (Zoox)

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 4:00 PM
Is Science Just a Game?

Kate Starbird (University of Washington)

Wednesday, November 22, 2016 at 4:00 PM
Unpacking the Self-Correcting Crowd

Anita Woolley (Carnegie Mellon)

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 4:00 PM
The Dynamics of Collective Intelligence in Teams

Design@Large: Greg Horowitt (T2 Venture Creation)

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 4:00 PM
T2 Venture Creation

Mickey McManus (AutoDesk)

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 4:00 PM
The Nature of Things

Julian McAuley (UC San Diego)

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 4:00 PM
Understanding the Visual Dynamics of Opinions and Purchase

Chris Le Dantec (Georgia Tech)

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 4:00 PM
Digital Civics and New Forms of Data-Based Participation

Jaime Teevan (Microsoft Research)

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 4:00 PM
Microproductivity: Getting Big Things Done with Little Microtasks

Philip Guo (UC San Diego)

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 4:00 PM
The Design Space of Tools for Learning Programming at Scale

Haakon Faste (California College of the Arts)

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 4:00 PM
Cognitive Systems: Designing Interactions that Think With Us

Ethan Jackson (Microsoft Research)

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 4:00 PM
Project PREMONITION: A Cyber-Physical System for Disease Surveillance

Ryan Kastner (UC San Diego)

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 4:00 PM
Engineers for Exploration

Hiroshi Ishii (MIT)

Wednesday, May 13, 2016 4:00 PM
TRANSFORM: Beyond Pixels, Towards Radical Atoms

Daniel Jackson (MIT)

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 4:00 PM
Rethinking Software Design

Leah Buechley (MIT Media Lab)

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 4:00 PM
Program and Be Programmed

Julie Kientz (University of Washington)

Wednesday, April 20 2016 4:00 PM
Understanding and Reducing the User Burden

Amy Alexander (UC San Diego)

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 4:00 PM The Future Is Dead. Long Live the Future!

Justin Manor (SoSoLimited)

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 4:00 PM
Abstract Monumental Activations

Tina Ng (UC San Diego)

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 4:00 PM
Printing Flexible Electronics

Mike Bostock (The New York Times)

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 4:00 PM
Monumental Activations

Maneesh Agrawala (Stanford University)

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 4:00 PM
Storytelling Tools

Jeff Heer (University of Washington)

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 4:00 PM
Predictive Interaction

Bill Buxton (Microsoft Research)

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 4:00 PM
The Soon to be Famous Cracker Jack Principle

Laurens van der Maaten (Facebook)

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 4:00 PM
Visualizing Data Using Embeddings

Tom Defanti (Qualcomm Institute)

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 4:00 PM
Abstract Big VR for Big Data- the Next WAVE

Bret Victor (Communications Design Group)

January 27, 2016 4:00 PM
CSE 1202

Ben Fry (Fathom Information Design)

Wednesday, January, 20, 2016 4:00 PM

Fernando Perez (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)

Wednesday, January, 13, 2016 4:00 PM
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