It might sound strange, but San Francisco Design Week is the perfect opportunity to reflect on the feeling of isolation. On that unmistakable hunch that we’re all alone. Regardless of our role – designer, entrepreneur, developer, mentor – we feel it when we take risks. We feel it when we’re digging deep. And it lurks in the corners of uncertainty. It’s the gatekeeper to progress, and it’s an illusion.
As we come together to celebrate the intersection of ideas, design, business, and entrepreneurism, we have the rare opportunity to connect with and acknowledge all of the communities that support us in our individual efforts. Because no matter what we’re designing or who we’re designing it for, we will always be part of a large and intertwining community.
Whether it’s a team that we work with on a day-to-day basis, an author of a little-known blog who inspires us to do better, or a group of folks designing something we’ve never imagined, we’re all connected through the pursuit of designing a better world. And this interconnectedness helps us grow, both individually and as a group.
With these notions of community, unity, and support in mind, the students of Design Tech High School, in collaboration with the Oracle Design team and Oracle Education Foundation, will be creating an interactive installation at the San Francisco Design Week Hub starting on June 20th. While we don’t want to spoil the surprise, we can tell you that their vision draws from certain systems in nature that rely on deep, nurturing connections.
If you’re lucky enough to attend this year’s San Francisco Design Week, please stop by the Design Hub to experience the installation and connect with this group of d.tech students who are trying to make the world a better place.
Interested in Oracle Design? Hillel Cooperman, Senior Vice President, User Experience, will be giving a talk on June 21, 2019 adjacent to the Design Tech High School installation at Pier 27.