Design Futures Lecture Series

Previous Events

Kevin Walker
Nov 14, 2013, 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Design Futures Lecture, with Dr. Kevin Walker, Head of Information Experience Design, Royal College of Art
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Dec 4, 2012, 4:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Design Futures Lecture, with Scott Doorley, creative director of the Stanford d.school.
Leila Takayama
Nov 6, 2012, 4:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Design Futures Lecture, with Leila Takayama of Willow Garage.
Saul Griffith
Oct 24, 2012, 5:10 pm to 6:00 pm
Design Futures Lecture, with Saul Griffith of Otherlab
Garth Johnson
Nov 9, 2011, 6:10 pm to 7:30 pm
Garth Johnson of Extreme Craft, a blog which vacillates gleefully between playful, provocative, and downright rude, presents a fast-paced hour of the website’s “greatest hits”, proving that the lines between art, craft, and design have become hopelessly blurred.
Regina Connell
Oct 19, 2011, 6:10 pm to 7:30 pm
"Design is sexy; craft is frumpy." It's time to kill that particular trope, and it's time to bring them together, says Regina Connell, the founder and editor-in-chief of Handful of Salt, an online magazine devoted to the craft of modern design.
Uday Danvadate
Sep 22, 2011, 6:10 pm to 7:30 pm
How can breakthrough solutions be found for lingering problems and saturated marketplaces, simply by engaging stakeholders in co-imagining the future? Uday Dandavate of SonicRim speaks at the semester's first Design Futures Lecture.
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Mar 23, 2011, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Chris Hecker is a game developer and an outspoken advocate for pushing the current boundaries of design and interactivity.
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Mar 9, 2011, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
This talk is a dispatch from the frontier of world building — future creation and communication — from one of its pioneers. Stuart Candy (a.k.a. the sceptical futuryst) is a designer, consultant, writer, educator, and activist, and the senior foresight and innovation specialist at Arup.
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Jan 19, 2011, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Dr. Mahad Ibrahim is a 2009 graduate of the School of Information's Ph.D. program. Ibrahim and Dr. Jaspal Sandhu are partners in the Gobee Group, a small, agile consultancy working to develop impact-oriented technology solutions through holistic design approaches. This talk will highlight the Gobee model of linking research and practice through presentation of current social impact engagements.
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Nov 11, 2009, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Leslie Rule, KQED Design Futures Lecture
Oct 7, 2009, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Feb 18, 2009, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Feb 11, 2009, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Dec 3, 2008, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Nov 26, 2008, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

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