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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.

Shannon Ellis (UC San Diego)

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 4:00 P.M.
UCSD Campus, CSE 1202

Designing MOOCs to Democratize Data Science Education

Getting a job in data science has historically required an expensive education, a costly computer, having connections in the field, and physically being in the place where data science jobs are. Given these hurdles, a career in data science is inaccessible for most people in the population. We set out to minimize these barriers and enable entry into data science for non-traditional learners.

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Upcoming Design@Large Events

Shannon Ellis (UC San Diego)

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 4:00 PM
Designing MOOCs to Democratize Data Science Education
CSE 1202 on the UCSD campus

Past Design@Large Events

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

Daniela Rosner (University of Washington)

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 4:00 PM
Critical Fabulations
CSE 1202 on the UCSD campus

Simon Penny (UC Irvine)

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 4:00 PM
The Intelligences of the Arts: Embodiment, Materiality and Cognition
CSE 1202 on the UCSD campus

Nan Renner (UC San Diego Birch Aquarium at Scripps)

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 4:00 PM
Values-driven Design Connecting a University Community
CSE 1202 on the UCSD campus

Marti Hearst (UC Berkeley)

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 4:00 PM
The Intersection of Language, Algorithms, and Design
CSE 1202 on the UCSD campus

Clemens Nylandsted Klokmose & Peter Dalsgaard (Aarhus University)

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 4:00 PM
What if software were different? and Documenting creative processes
CSE 1202 on the UCSD campus

Camille Utterback (Stanford University)

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 4:00 PM
Designing for Humans - an Artist's Perspective
CSE 1202 on the UCSD campus
Design Lab Pinar Yoldas

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
Design Lab Lena Rev Design@large

Lena Mamykina (Columbia 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
Design Lab Design@large

Virginia Eubanks (University at Albany, SUNY)

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 4:00 PM
Automating Inequality
CSE 1202 on the UCSD campus
Design Lab Uc San Diego Safiya Noble Design At Large

Safiya Noble (University of Southern California)

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 4:00 PM
Your Search Algorithm is Political
CSE 1202 on the UCSD campus

Kamala Visweswaran (UC San Diego)

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

Stefan Savage (UC San Diego)

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 4:00 PM
Ethical issues in Cybersecurity Research
CSE1202 on the UCSD campus

Bill Buxton (Microsoft Research)

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 4:00 PM
Intelligent Design / Design for Intelligence – Human & Machine
CSE1202 on the UCSD campus

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
Atkinson Hall 1601 on the UCSD campus

Elizabeth Simmons (UC San Diego)

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 4:00 PM
From Scramble to Process: Achieving Proactive Leadership via Design
CSE 1202 on the UCSD campus

Batya Friedman (University of Washington)

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.
Moral and Technical Imagination: A Value Sensitive Design Perspective
CSE 1202 on the UCSD Campus

Kelly Gates (UC San Diego)

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 4:00 PM
Who are the “humans” in “human-centered design”?
CSE 1202 on the UCSD Campus

Erin Glass (UC San Diego)

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 4:00 PM
Networks for us, by us: Participatory design for a San Diego Digital Commons
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
CSE 1202 on the UCSD Campus

Tricia Wang (Sudden Compass & Magpie Kingdom)

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 4:00 PM
Designing for Humans in the Era of Algorithmic Decision-Making
CSE 1202 on the UCSD Campus

Danielle Bragg (University of Washington)

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 4:00 PM
Building Accessible Information Systems: A Data-Driven Approach
CSE 1202 on the UCSD Campus

Jeffrey Elman (UC San Diego)

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 4:00 PM
Designing for change: The challenge of institutional aging (and success)
CSE 1202 on the UCSD Campus

Sorin Lerner (UC San Diego)

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 4:00 PM
Toward Gamification of Proofs about Programs
CSE 1202 on the UCSD Campus

Harinath Garudadri (UC San Diego)

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 4:00 PM
Technology, Healthcare, and ?
CSE 1202 on the UCSD Campus

Design@Large: Cecilia Aragon (University of Washington)

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 4:00 PM
The Hearts and Minds of Data Science
CSE 1202 on the UCSD Campus

Leo Porter (UC San Diego)

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 4:00 PM
Peer Instruction in Computer Science
CSE 1202 on the UCSD Campus

Brian Granger (Cal Poly San Luis Obispo)

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 4:00 PM
Project Jupyter: Design Considerations for Interactive Computing
CSE 1202 on the UCSD Campus

Margaret Burnett (Oregon State University)

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 4:00 PM
Gender-Inclusive Software
CSE 1202 on the UCSD Campus

Thomas Ball (Microsoft Research)

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 4:00 PM
Physical Computing for Everyone
CSE 1202 on the UCSD Campus

Haoqi Zhang (Northwestern University)

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 4:00 PM
Computational Ecosystems: Tech-enabled Communities to Advance Human Values at Scale
CSE 1202 on the UCSD Campus

Eric von Hippel (MIT)

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 4:00 PM
Free Innovation
CSE1202 on the UCSD Campus

Ed Vul (UC San Diego)

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 4:00 PM
Do People Make Decisions via an Error-prone Bag of Tricks?
CSE1202 on the UCSD Campus

Karthik Muralidharan (UC San Diego)

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 4:00 PM
Disrupting Education? Experimental Evidence on Technology-Aided Instruction in India
CSE 1202 on the UCSD Campus

Bjorn Hartmann (UC Berkeley)

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 4:00 PM
Interactive Design Tools for the Maker Movement
CSE1202 on the UCSD Campus

Scott Witthoft (Stanford)

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 4:00 PM
Design Better Spaces
CSE1202 on the UCSD Campus

Kristian Simsarian (IDEO)

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 4:00 PM
Five Design Roles to Awaken Collective Creativity
CSE1202 on the UCSD Campus

Karrie Karaholios (Adobe)

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 4:00 PM
Studying How We Make Sense of Algorithms in News Feeds
CSE1202 on the UCSD Campus

Nate Delson (UC San Diego)

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 4:00 PM
Using Touchscreens to Teach Freehand Sketching and Spatial Visualization
CSE1202 on the UCSD Campus

Jennifer Mueller (University of San Diego)

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 4:00 PM
'Reframing the Decision-Makers' Dilemma
CSE1202 on the UCSD Campus

Clarissa Redwine (Kickstarter)

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 4:00 PM
Design Projects on Kickstarter
CSE1202 on the UCSD Campus

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

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 4:00 PM
Agency in a White Water World
CSE1202 on the UCSD Campus

Pam Samuelson (Berkeley Center for Law & Technology)

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 4:00 PM
How Intellectual Property Law Conceptualizes Designs
CSE1202 on the UCSD Campus

Paul Leonardi (UC Santa Barbara)

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 4:00 PM
See and Be Seen: Communication in the Age of Social Transparency
CSE1202 on the UCSD Campus

Dave Ackley (University of New Mexico)

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 4:00 PM
Living Computation & Postdeterministic Digital Design
CSE1202 on the UCSD Campus

Casey Reas (UC Los Angeles)

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 4:00 PM
ULTRACONCENTRATED: Image, Media, Software
CSE1202 on the UCSD Campus

Jamie Alexandre (Learning Equality)

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 4:00 PM
The Life and Times of A Fledging Nonprofit
CSE1202 on the UCSD Campus

Tamara Munzner (University of British Columbia)

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 4:00 PM
Visualization Design Methods
CSE1202 on the UCSD Campus

Dan Makoski (Walmart)

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 4:00 PM
Improbable by Design: Creating a Culture of Bold Risk-Taking for Good
CSE1202 on the UCSD Campus

Gloria Mark (UC Irvine)

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 4:00 PM
Modeling the Workplace Experience Through Precision-Tracking of Behavior
CSE1202 on the UCSD Campus

Adrien Treuille (Zoox)

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 4:00 PM
Is Science Just a Game?
CSE1202 on the UCSD Campus

Kate Starbird (University of Washington)

Wednesday, November 22, 2016 at 4:00 PM
Unpacking the Self-Correcting Crowd
CSE1202 on the UCSD Campus

Anita Woolley (Carnegie Mellon)

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 4:00 PM
The Dynamics of Collective Intelligence in Teams
CSE1202 on the UCSD Campus

Greg Horowitt (T2 Venture Creation)

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 4:00 PM
T2 Venture Creation
CSE1202 on the UCSD Campus

Mickey McManus (AutoDesk)

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 4:00 PM
The Nature of Things
CSE1202 on the UCSD Campus

Julian McAuley (UC San Diego)

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 4:00 PM
Understanding the Visual Dynamics of Opinions and Purchase
CSE1202 on the UCSD Campus

Chris Le Dantec (Georgia Tech)

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 4:00 PM
Digital Civics and New Forms of Data-Based Participation
CSE1202 on the UCSD Campus

Jaime Teevan (Microsoft Research)

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 4:00 PM
Microproductivity: Getting Big Things Done with Little Microtasks
CSE1202 on the UCSD Campus

Philip Guo (UC San Diego)

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 4:00 PM
The Design Space of Tools for Learning Programming at Scale
CSE1202 on the UCSD Campus

Haakon Faste (California College of the Arts)

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 4:00 PM
Cognitive Systems: Designing Interactions that Think With Us
CSE1202 on the UCSD Campus

Ethan Jackson (Microsoft Research)

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 4:00 PM
Project PREMONITION: A Cyber-Physical System for Disease Surveillance
CSE1202 on the UCSD Campus

Ryan Kastner (UC San Diego)

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 4:00 PM
Engineers for Exploration
CSE1202 on the UCSD Campus

Hiroshi Ishii (MIT)

Wednesday, May 13, 2016 at 4:00 PM
TRANSFORM: Beyond Pixels, Towards Radical Atoms
CSE1202 on the UCSD Campus

Daniel Jackson (MIT)

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 4:00 PM
Rethinking Software Design
CSE1202 on the UCSD Campus

Leah Buechley (MIT Media Lab)

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 4:00 PM
Program and Be Programmed
CSE1202 on the UCSD Campus

Julie Kientz (University of Washington)

Wednesday, April 20 2016 at 4:00 PM
Understanding and Reducing the User Burden
CSE1202 on the UCSD Campus

Amy Alexander (UC San Diego)

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 4:00 PM
The Future Is Dead. Long Live the Future!
CSE1202 on the UCSD Campus

Justin Manor (SoSoLimited)

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 4:00 PM
Abstract Monumental Activations
CSE1202 on the UCSD Campus

Tina Ng (UC San Diego)

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 4:00 PM
Printing Flexible Electronics
CSE1202 on the UCSD Campus

Mike Bostock (The New York Times)

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 4:00 PM
Monumental Activations
Fung Auditorium on the UCSD Campus

Maneesh Agrawala (Stanford University)

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 4:00 PM
Storytelling Tools
Fung Auditorium on the UCSD Campus

Jeff Heer (University of Washington)

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 4:00 PM
Predictive Interaction
Fung Auditorium on the UCSD Campus

Bill Buxton (Microsoft Research)

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 4:00 PM
The Soon to be Famous Cracker Jack Principle
Fung Auditorium on the UCSD Campus

Laurens van der Maaten (Facebook)

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 4:00 PM
Visualizing Data Using Embeddings
Fung Auditorium on the UCSD Campus

Tom Defanti (Qualcomm Institute)

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 4:00 PM
Big VR for Big Data- the Next WAVE
Fung Auditorium on the UCSD Campus

Bret Victor (Communications Design Group)

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 4:00 PM
Dynamic Spatial Media
Fung Auditorium on the UCSD Campus

Ben Fry (Fathom Information Design)

Wednesday, January, 20, 2016 at 4:00 PM
Data is a Design Problem
Fung Auditorium on the UCSD Campus

Fernando Perez (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)

Wednesday, January, 13, 2016 at 4:00 PM
The architecture of Jupyter Interactive by Design
Fung Auditorium on the UCSD Campus

Stefani Mueller (Hasso Plattner Institute)

December 9, 2015
Interacting With Personal Fabrication Machines
CSE1202 on the UCSD campus

Mary Beebe (UC San Diego)

December 2, 2015
The Stuart Collection: Stories and Histories
CSE1202 on the UCSD campus

Judith Olson (UC Irvine)

November 4, 2015
How People Write Together Now
CSE1202 on the UCSD campus

Gary Jacobs (High Tech High Charter Schools)

October 28, 2015
Designing a New Student Centered Charter School
CSE1202 on the UCSD campus

Jina Huh (UC San Diego)

October 21, 2015
Closing the Loop in HCI and Biomedical Informatics Research
CSE1202 on the UCSD campus

Nate Bolt (Ethnio)

October 7, 2015
From Food Stamps to Facebook: How Design Research Impacts Our World
CSE1202 on the UCSD campus

Kentaro Toyama (University of Michigan)

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
What If Good Design Isn't Enough?
Atkinson Hall 4004 on the UCSD Campus

Norbert Streitz (Smart Future Initiative)

Monday, August 10, 2015
Life in Smart Cities and Airports: People-Centered Design for Transient Smart Spaces
Atkinson Hall 4004 on the UCSD Campus

Neil Cohn (UC San Diego)

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
The Visual Language in Comics
Atkinson Hall Theatre on the UCSD Campus

Leo Trottier and Daniel Knudsen (CleverPet)

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
CleverPet
Atkinson Hall 1601 on the UCSD Campus

Maria Yang (MIT)

Thursday, July 9, 2015
Driving Early Stage Design Process through Design Representations
Atkinson Hall 1601 on the UCSD Campus

Pieter Jan Stappers (Delft University of Technology)

Thursday, July 9, 2015
(Industrial) Design Widening from Products to Services 2005-2015
Atkinson Hall 1601 on the UCSD Campus

Sheldon Brown (Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination)

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Agencies of Art and Audience
Atkinson Hall 1601 on the UCSD Campus

Anthony Shore (Operative Words)

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Naming the New: How to Name your Innovation
Atkinson Hall Auditorium

Dan Russell (Google)

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
What Does it Mean to be Literate in the Age of Google?
Atkinson Hall Auditorium

Matthew Shaw and Thomas Price (ScanLab UK)

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Autonomous Sensing
Atkinson Hall 1606 on the UCSD Campus

Richard Kenvin (Hydrodynamica Project)

December 10, 2014
Surf Craft
Atkinson Hall 1601 on the UCSD Campus

Jordan Crandall & Cristina Della Coletta & Al Pisano (UC San Diego)

December 3, 2014
Panel Discussion on Maker Spaces
CSE 1202 on the UCSD Campus

Alvy Ray Smith (Lucasfilms/Pixar/Altamira Software)

November 24, 2014
From Pixels to Pixar
CSE 1202 on the UCSD Campus

Carlos Olguin (Autodesk Research)

November 19, 2014
Programming Matter Across Domains and Scales
Atkinson Hall 1601 on the UCSD Campus

Krzysztof Gajos (Harvard University)

November 12, 2014
Design at Scale For the Long Tail
Atkinson Hall 1601 on the UCSD Campus

Gad Shaanan (Gadlight, Inc)

November 3, 2014
The #1 Factor in great design is STRATEGY! Without it, design is a commodity
Atkinson Hall 1601 on the UCSD Campus

Judith Donath (Harvard Berkman Faculty Fellow)

October 27, 2014
Designer Framings
Atkinson Hall 1601 on the UCSD Campus

Tara Knight (UC San Diego)

October 22, 2014
Miku: The Open Source Girl Who Conquered the World
Atkinson Hall 1601 on the UCSD Campus

David Kirsh (UC San Diego)

October 15, 2014
Thinking with your Body and Other Things
CSE1202 on the UCSD Campus

Wendy Ju (Stanford’s Center for Design Research)

October 6, 2014
Creating Connections
Atkinson Hall 1601 on the UCSD Campus
Design Lab Uc San Diego Sebastian Thrun Design At Large

Sebastian Thrun (Udacity)

October 1, 2014
Educating Millions Online - A revolution?
Atkinson Hall Auditorium on the UCSD Campus

Seth Lerer (UC San Diego)

June 4, 2014
The History of the Book and the Idea of Design
Atkinson Hall 4004

Aimi Hamraie (Vanderbilt University)

May 28, 2014
Sloped Technoscience
Atkinson Hall 4004

Christian Sandvig (University of Michigan)

May 21, 2014
Infrastructural Reversals
Atkinson Hall 4004

Brian Goldfarb (UC San Diego)

May 14, 2014
Design with Care
Atkinson Hall 4004

Chris Le Dantec (Georgia Tech)

May 7, 2014
Designing Publics
Price Center Marshall Room

Geof Bowker (UC Irvine)

April 23, 2014
Thinking Big
Geisel Library- Suess Room

Paul Dourish (UC Irvine)

April 16, 2014
The Cultural Narratives of Design Practice
Price Center Marshall Room

Benjamin Bratton (UC San Diego)

April 9, 2014
On Alibis, Ontologies, Ideologies + Interfaces
Price Center Marshall Room

Fernando Dominguez Rubio and Lilly Irani (UC San Diego)

April 2, 2014
Design as Politics
Price Center Marshall Room

Ted Selker (UC Berkeley)

March 18, 2014
Activities in Considerate Systems
CSB 180 on the UCSD Campus

Sep Kamvar (MIT Media Lab)

March 10, 2014
People at Large
CSB 003 on the UCSD Campus

Don Norman (UC San Diego)

March 5, 2014
What is Design?
Rady: Mission Ventures Multipurpose - Room 2

Beth Altringer (Harvard University)

February 26, 2014
Behavior for Better Innovation: Underrepresented obstacles to success in collaborative innovation projects
CSB 003 on the UCSD Campus

Tanzeem Choudhury (Cornell University)

February 24, 2014
Using Smartphones to Sense, Assess, and Improve Well-Being
CSE 1202 on the UCSD Campus

Chris Fry (Twitter)

February 20, 2014
To Be Determined

Jessica Hullman (University of Michigan)

February 19, 2014
Understanding and Supporting Design Trade-offs for Visualization-based Communication
CSB 003 on the UCSD Campus

Edith Law (Harvard University)

February 12, 2014
Design Techniques for Crowdsourcing Complex Tasks

Guy Hoffman (IDC)

February 10, 2014
Human-Robot Teamwork: Fluency and Embodiment in AI
CSB 180 on the UCSD Campus

Erik Andersen (University of Washington)

February 5, 2014
Designing Engaging Learning Experiences

Marti Hearst (UC Berkeley)

December 5, 2013
Exploratory Text Analysis and the Middle Distance

Eric Paulos (UC Berkeley)

November 21, 2013
Hybrid Assemblages, Environments, and Happenings

James H. Fowler (UC San Diego)

November 14, 2013
The Power of Friends in Big Data

Elizabeth Gerber (Northwestern University)

November 7, 2013
Crowds, Computers and Community: Improving Capacity to Innovate

Ranjitha Kumar (Apropose, Inc.)

October 31, 2013
Design Mining the Web

Jane Manning (Stanford University)

October 24, 2013
MOOCs at Stanford: Platforms and Interactions

Darren Gergle (Northwestern University)

October 17, 2013
Understanding and Bridging the Wikipedia Language Gap

Dan Cosley (Cornell University)

October 10, 2013
Understanding Ourselves Through Our Online Behavior

Elizabeth Losh (UC San Diego)

October 3, 2013
A Horse Designed by Committee: Digital Rhetoric and Institutional Reform

Scott Klemmer (UC San Diego)

September 9, 2013
Introduction to Design at Large
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