Interaction Design

Opening Night Reception: Early early bird tickets now on sale!

Get in now while the price is such a steal. Prices go up in a few weeks as we announce music performances and special exhibits. We’re taking over the entire cruise terminal including both floors for the most epic kick-off night yet! SF Design week kicks off with the opening night reception on June 14th.

How the Hell do You Price Creativity?

Trevor Hubbard is the founder and executive creative director of the fastest growing San Francisco creative agency, Butchershop™. A multidisciplinary designer, he has led hundreds of award-winning brand transformations, product launches, and marketing strategies. His work has shaped the trajectories of startups and  global brands alike, including The San Francisco Giants, C3 Energy, Google, Microsoft,

Rapid Prototyping Google Glass

Rapid prototyping is a method used to accelerate the innovation process. At TEDYouth 2012, Tom Chi explains how this method was used to create one of Google’s newest inventions, Google Glass. Tom Chi outlines this method into three rules: Find the quickest path. “Using this set up, within one day we were already able to

Intuit’s CEO on Building a Design-Driven Company

A version of this article appeared in the January–February 2015 issue of Harvard Business Review. When Scott Cook cofounded Intuit, in 1983, many other companies were already offering software to help people track their finances. In fact, at least 46 similar products launched before Quicken, the product Cook created, which is why we sometimes joke

eBay Inc. Leaders Discuss the Company’s Design Playbook

What does it take to create a design playbook for everyone at eBay Inc. to benefit from? Talented designers and thinkers from around the company have been conducting design workshops and developing the answer to that question for months.  The good news is that eBay Inc. has unveiled the completed design playbook ( find it at ebay.com/design

Arena

Arena is a hexagon ping pong table with sensors to trigger LED lights and sounds. It made its debut at Market Street Prototyping Festival in April and will be available at the SF Design Week Hub with WestEdge SF June 4 and 5. We interviewed David Mayman from Gensler, who is one of the lead

Design Installation

Market Street Prototyping Festival

Crowds who walked along Market Street this weekend may have been intrigued by the many small built structures sprinkled along both sides of the thoroughfare from Civic Center to the Embarcadero. Some of these tiny installations spun, some squirted and squeaked. Upon investigation, they belonged to an initiative from the Market Street Urban Prototyping Festival.

Looking Back: SFDW 14

Last year, over 24,000 design professionals flocked to Airbnb’s spacious headquarters to begin celebrating the opening of SF Design Week. The house DJ and party lights fueled an enthusiastic crowd, who were abuzz with cheery hellos. Over the course of a week in June, design enthusiasts sat in on powerful talks by industry leaders, mingled