The evening will be two events in one!
-Join us to celebrate the impact of the CCA IxD MDES programs as "the heart of the tech industry" with guest speakers
-Join us to look for talent as we showcase our 32 2018 graduates in a Pecha Kucha showcase.
In this collaborative discussion with participants, Gershoni and Goldberg will challenge common myths such as the threat that artificial intelligence will steal our jobs or that dyslexia is a debilitating mental limitation.
The “Wise Innovation" Symposium focuses on questions arising from design, inclusion, agility, power, and privilege.
A talk by Charlotte Hochman, Fulbright scholar; hosted by California College of the Arts.
Rob Girling and Kris Fung from Artefact are coming down from Seattle to give a talk on humanitary design and happy to talk more about working at Artefact afterwards!
IxD at CCA will be hosting Dr. Pangaro in conversation with an Interdisciplinary group of students. This wide-ranging conversation will touch on various elements of Paul's background, including architecture, counterculture, conversation theory, education, and cybernetics.
Michael Gough, who recently joined Uber as VP of Design, will be giving a talk on “Solving for Pattern”. He says: “At Uber we design things that have huge impacts on systems or patterns that we don’t control. How do we design responsibly when we have these outsized impacts?”
A talk by Mike Monteiro, Design Director and Co-owner of Mule Design Studio.
We were supposed to build a better world. Design and technology was supposed to point the way towards utopia. Instead, we designed a nightmare. Find out why this was our fault and what you can do to help fix it .
Dana will be sharing her design and innovation work with health care systems from the Mayo Clinic, to Kaiser to UCSF. There will be plenty of time for Q&A.
Dana Ragouzeos is a designer and design researcher with extensive experience working within health care. She loves to listen and observe. At work, she turns her focus toward understanding the intricacies of what makes our health care experiences great or down right terrible. Turning that knowledge into action, creating positive experiences for patients, providers, and families through design, is incredibly satisfying.
Indeed, design is most often practiced in a context which at best puts community interests at parity with client interests. Is design inherently an unethical profession?
Richard will review the evidence suggesting that designers are increasingly functioning as and are being encouraged to function as activists. He will then elaborate on the arguments that designers shouldn’t function as activists, explore what activism means, and describe the obstacles typically encountered by designers to functioning as activists.
Paul Pangaro will host a conversation with CCA students about conversational interfaces, chatbots, and the future of interaction design. He will outline a model of conversation that helps focus any design process when the goal is to engage users in a useful relationship, to build trust, and even to enable collaboration between human and machine.
Playing with Fire: Arguing for the Imperative of Transgressive, Near-Illegitimate Design
The power of design to create meaningful change is on its way to matching the power of design to move markets. But what about the areas where design might fear to tread, or “has no business” inserting itself? Through over a dozen examples—from designing for assisted suicide or teaching children criminal arts, to providing wayfinding to urban violence or creating consumer electronics for recording prison abuse—this lecture will look at design at the margins, highlighting projects that are daring, maybe objectionable, perhaps even “illegitimate,” in order to find out what might be just inside, or just outside, the reasonable limits of design practice and education.
Side projects are the clearest indicator of who we are, and what we want to become. The simple act of completing a side project changes who we are. In this talk, Jan Chipchase, the founder and director of Studio D Radiodurans will introduce three recent side projects.
The Interaction Design Graduate Program of California College of Art invites you attend First Light, the Junior Review & Exhibition featuring interaction design work from our 2017 Junior Class.
The Student Center @CCA
Reception - 6:00pm-8:00pm
Exhibition: Mon April 3- April 7
California College of the Arts
1111 8th St, San Francisco, CA 94107
A Vibrant Cities event
Join us Wednesday, November 30th, 5pm, to spend an hour with Daylight Design founder Sven Newman. Sven will share stories of Interaction design in Impact. They are part of a growing trend to include work of clear social benefit in their portfolio of engagement. They are also part of a growing trend to include a systems thinking perspective in their approach to design.
This salon will be hosted by CCA senior lecturer Christina Tran. Christina's work is cataloged on her website SoDelightful and up until Summer Christina was working with Sven at his consultancy Daylight Design.
This is the third IxD Impact Salon of the year. Impact Salon is a series about people using design to create Social impact, once a month, Wednesdays 5-6pm. We think of this as a conversation, we invite the guest to share stories and the audience to ask questions about the work.
Join us Nov 4th at 2pm for a review and feedback session - science faire style - to help shape and direct the amazing IxD seniors with their thesis work!
The BFA IxD seniors have been working hard for three+ years to build their craft skills and apply them in their Senior Thesis - now they would like your help. Their challenge is to consider Citizenship & Consumership within a Vibrant City and uncover a complex social challenge at the intersection of "important to me" and "Important to the world." Some examples of emerging are: diabetes, unconscious bias, native american community, meaningful IOT, healthy communities, sharing economy, third culture, college transitions and many more still taking shapes
Students will present at 2pm quickly, followed by stations where they will showcase their challenge and directional prototypes. They are looking for directional feedback from you, our guest reviewers.
A Vibrant Cities Event
Join us Wednesday Oct 19th at 5pm to spend an hour with Civil Labs founder and DMBA graduate Isaac Buwembo.
This is the second IxD Impact Salon of the year. Impact Salon is a series about people using design to create Social impact, once a month, Wednesdays 5-6pm.
Join us Wednesday 5pm for IDEO.org's interaction designer Natalia Sourdis to share stories of Interaction design in Impact.
This is the first IxD Impact Salon of the year! Impact Salon is a series about people using design to create Social impact, once a month, Wednesdays 5-6pm.
The showcase features work from talented graduate students who are completing their Masters of Design in interaction design.
Students will exhibit interaction design projects, personal projects and community projects done in the Social Lab.
This event is free and open to the public.