Designing the Future of Music Presents: New bridges to music and each other through reimagination

Join pioneering recording artists Frankie Cosmos and Spencer Tweedy followed by experimental hip hop group Clipping in an examination of their independent paths through risk, creative process, and discovery. Where individual agency in adaptive methodology can engender new possibilities in uncovering musical connections, unlocking individual creativity, sensory experiences, emotional and cultural engagement. This event is

Design Thinking for Future Lifestyle

World Innovation Lab is excited to present a virtual icebreaking exercise, panel discussion, and Q&A session aimed to educate attendees on the ways that forward-looking design thinking is innovating the corporate landscape. The event will be led by design and corporate innovation experts from Stanford University, World Innovation Lab, and Prism Innovation Lab. The event

Designing for Inclusive Experiences

Explore the ways that design can address inclusion, accessibility, and engage more diverse audiences. A team at frog SF recently had the honor of being introduced to and collaborating with Sina Bahram, President and Founder of Prime Access Consulting and a President Barack Obama White House Champion of Change, and Corey Timpson, Principal at Corey

Leo Marmol, FAIA, and Mayer Rus of Arch. Digest talk Modernism and Health

A conversation with Architect Leo Marmol, FAIA, Managing Partner of Marmol Radziner, and Mayer Rus, West Coast Editor of Architectural Digest. Beginning with the early California modernists-Irving Gill, Richard Neutra, Rudolph Schindler, et al-architects have sought to foster a more nuanced connection between man and nature as a means to promote both physical and mental

Designing for research vs. production

The challenge many product teams face is losing focus of their users. When we’re working against deadlines it’s easy to get lost in the details of roadmaps and timelines, prioritizing these over research and data collection. However, forgetting what matters most, the people you’re building for, could mean you build a solution that your user

Public Speaking for Designers: Presenting Online Edition

Whether speaking at a conference or presenting your work in a team meeting, public speaking is a critical skill for designers. And now, more than ever before, we need to be able to present online. Feel intimidated? You’re not alone. Join Women Talk Design for a workshop to learn tools and techniques to set you

Design Vision Distilled: How, What and Why

How does a growing firm collectively express its design vision? Over the culmination of a five-year effort, we created a working design tool to clarify the many loose threads that are woven together in the realization of our work. Distilled down to four overarching strands to which each thread is tied, this resource acts as

Pleasure, sex, and safe-abortion: Designing around taboo topics

Wake up with YLabs! Grab your morning beverage of choice and prepare to get your creative juices flowing. In this virtual show-and-tell, you’ll hear from YLabs designers as they share stories and insights from our projects around the world. We’ve worked with young people, religious leaders, and government stakeholders to understand, explore, and design for

Discovering Custom Kitchen Appliances

The kitchen has always been the heart of the home, but it is now the new congregating place of a home. Attendees will learn about consumer behavioral changes and how the appliance industry is adjusting to their need. These new changes that are occurring in the appliance industry are inspiring many home cooks to value

California Modernism, Past and Future

Please join acclaimed architect Takashi Yanai, a partner at the firm Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney (EYRC), and real estate agent Monique Lombardelli, Founder and CEO of Modern Homes Realty, in a lively virtual conversation about the West Coast’s lasting influence on Modernism. In EYRC’s award-winning residential work in particular, it offers a refreshing update of

Navigating virtual job boards as a creative

Young creatives are entering an uncertain job market that looks very different to how it did six months ago. Internships are being moved and roles cancelled, switched or transformed as the world comes to terms with remote working. Our 1-hour workshop is dedicated to creatives looking for gigs amidst the shifting professional landscape. The first

Promoting Inclusion Through Design

Abstract: The Art of Design goes beyond visuals into the science and philosophy that drives the visionaries who shape our culture-and humanity’s future. The show explores gender and racial identity, the climate crisis, and social media ethics through the lens of design. For Cas Holman, design is a form of activism. A queer toy designer

The Letterform Archive Online

Letterform Archive is a Nonprofit center for inspiration, education, & community in graphic design located in the Dogpatch. When we launched the Online Archive on April 7, we had no idea the venture would break part of the internet. One month, two server crashes, and over 200,000 hits later, the free resource continues to grow