Disability Sensitivity & Waking Up
For far too long, those of us with physical challenges have been denied an equal seat at the table of life. Join us as we illuminate this blind-spot.
This Friday Sept 7th the Hybrid Lab will host the 1st meeting of the student run Robotics Club @ 3:30pm. Also tomorrow from 4:30-6:30pm will be the first free workshop of the semester. The theme of this week's workshop is Neopixels. Any student, faculty or staff is welcome to either event. No RSVP is required. If you know others who want to sign up for this mailing list they can join the Hybrid Lab Event List Serve HERE
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.