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Giving Day Begins Now. Support the Design Lab Today

Giving Day Begins Now. Support the Design Lab Today

Giving Day Begins Now. Support the Design Lab Today

Dear Design Lab Friends, Colleagues, and Supporters,

Thank you for being such a loyal part of the Design Lab and our Design Community! We could not be where we are without all of your support. It’s been an amazing journey these past few years.  Together we have helped build the foundation and backbone of a strong, vibrant design ecosystem in our region and joined the global community dedicated to bettering our world through design-driven innovation.

Now on UC San Diego Giving Day we are asking for your help!

Through the integration of education, research and community development, The Design Lab is committed to advancing the best practices needed to solve the world’s complex problems through the lens of human-centered design.  One way we do this is through our thriving Design@Large speaker series.  Via conversations with distinguished academic, industry, and community design leaders, Design@Large showcases the ever-evolving, interdisciplinary nature of design as applied in real world contexts.  Today we are asking for your specific help to continue to build and grow this popular series which is open to all.

Click here for more information and details: http://bit.ly/DesignGives

Thank you for showing your support of the growing design ecosystem on campus and in our region by making a contribution, sharing one of our social media posts, and spreading the word.  At certain levels of support, you also will receive a personalized note from Don Norman and be listed as a premier supporter for Design@Large.

Let’s change the world together!

Dear Design Lab Friends, Colleagues, and Supporters,

Thank you for being such a loyal part of the Design Lab and our Design Community! We could not be where we are without all of your support. It’s been an amazing journey these past few years.  Together we have helped build the foundation and backbone of a strong, vibrant design ecosystem in our region and joined the global community dedicated to bettering our world through design-driven innovation.

Now on UC San Diego Giving Day we are asking for your help!

Through the integration of education, research and community development, The Design Lab is committed to advancing the best practices needed to solve the world’s complex problems through the lens of human-centered design.  One way we do this is through our thriving Design@Large speaker series.  Via conversations with distinguished academic, industry, and community design leaders, Design@Large showcases the ever-evolving, interdisciplinary nature of design as applied in real world contexts.  Today we are asking for your specific help to continue to build and grow this popular series which is open to all.

Click here for more information and details: http://bit.ly/DesignGives

Thank you for showing your support of the growing design ecosystem on campus and in our region by making a contribution, sharing one of our social media posts, and spreading the word.  At certain levels of support, you also will receive a personalized note from Don Norman and be listed as a premier supporter for Design@Large.

Let’s change the world together!

Dear Design Lab Friends, Colleagues, and Supporters,

Thank you for being such a loyal part of the Design Lab and our Design Community! We could not be where we are without all of your support. It’s been an amazing journey these past few years.  Together we have helped build the foundation and backbone of a strong, vibrant design ecosystem in our region and joined the global community dedicated to bettering our world through design-driven innovation.

Now on UC San Diego Giving Day we are asking for your help!

Through the integration of education, research and community development, The Design Lab is committed to advancing the best practices needed to solve the world’s complex problems through the lens of human-centered design.  One way we do this is through our thriving Design@Large speaker series.  Via conversations with distinguished academic, industry, and community design leaders, Design@Large showcases the ever-evolving, interdisciplinary nature of design as applied in real world contexts.  Today we are asking for your specific help to continue to build and grow this popular series which is open to all.

Click here for more information and details: http://bit.ly/DesignGives

Thank you for showing your support of the growing design ecosystem on campus and in our region by making a contribution, sharing one of our social media posts, and spreading the word.  At certain levels of support, you also will receive a personalized note from Don Norman and be listed as a premier supporter for Design@Large.

Let’s change the world together!

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Design Lab member and UC San Diego Cognitive Science professor Benjamin Bergen was featured as an expert in "History of Swear Words," a new Netflix comedy series exploring the usage of and science behind cursing. Bergen is the author of "What the F: What Swearing Reveals About Our Language, Our Brains, and Ourselves" and "Louder Than Words: The New Science of How the Mind Makes Meaning"

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It all started in March 2014 when Scott Klemmer and I wrote a paper called "State of Design: How Design Education Must Change" published in LinkedIn. (Why LinkedIn? Because of the wide, diverse readership: This paper has been read by 50,167 people, with 93 comments.) https://bit.ly/31Qqv1W

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The San Diego/Tijuana region is a finalist to become a World Design Capital that could mean a year-long promotion of the binational region.

Winners are chosen based on how each region effectively incorporates design across their economic, technological, social, cultural, political and environmental sectors . More than just having a fancy title, winning means a year of events to promote the region, including a street festival, a one-day celebration highlighting the winner’s designs and a design conference that should bring people from around the globe.

“This is an incredibly exciting opportunity to not only showcase our bi-national region as a longstanding design and innovation powerhouse,” she wrote, “but to also shape the narrative around what it means to be a 21st century metropolis, [says Michèle Morris, President of the Design Forward Alliance and Associate Director of UCSD Design Lab]."
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In 2016, San Diego installed thousands of General Electric cameras, microphones and telecommunication devices on streetlights around the city. The City Council approved the project with little investigation, looking no further than the city’s casting of the project as environmental “sensors” and “nodes” that would analyze traffic and the atmosphere.

The city finally held town halls this year to explain the program to communities, but by then it was too late. Once installed, technologies of this type will outrun the uses for which they are designed and publicly justified. Over and over, researchers like myself have seen data creep — like mission creep — take hold as companies try to add value to data and monetize them.
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