Social Design

Call for Proposals are now closed: 2019

Call for 2019 Proposals has officially closed! We’re finalizing the calendar and notifying applicants of their acceptance as we turn the corner to focus on preparations for Opening Night and the week long festival of all things design! We received a record number of proposals this year, so we’re still in the process of notifying

Accessibility in Sound Design l tEQ – the Tangible Equalizer

Aarushi Karimpanal is a product designer at Spanner Product Development who for her thesis project created the tEQ, the Tangible Equalizer, in the Engineering Design Innovation Masters program at Northwestern. In honor of graduation season, we asked Aarushi to shares aspects of the design research in accessibility and sound design. Aarushi grew up surrounded by

How Discrimination Shapes What Your City Looks Like

Originally published to attn:, written by Lucy Tiven and reposted here with permission. America’s cities may be home to individuals belonging to thousands of cultural groups and myriad socioeconomic statuses. But these urban centers are surprisingly no melting pot. As Nate Silver pointed out in several infographics, diverse cities are often the most segregated, especially

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.