Designing with Optimism

Core to being a designer is the ability to envision beyond the way things are, to the highest potential of how they could be. There’s no doubt that the last few months have brought uncertainty, sadness, and adversity upon us. Yet, this moment is also full of opportunities to improve our products, experiences, and systems-our

The Design Futures Lab at California College of the Arts presents: Prompts, strategies, and tactics to help you think beyond the now

Learn new ways to start/spark/transform your creative process and your capacity to ‘future-think’. 4 leading practitioners (and CCA educators!) working in futures, design + foresight will each present a design prompt/strategy/tactic they have used to move beyond a near-term mentality. These presentations will be followed by a short and lively conversation about building mental flexibility

Moving Beyond Screens: Embedding Technology in Physical Spaces

An informal conversation between Joty Dhaliwal and Matt Hexemer about moving dynamic narratives traditionally expressed through screen-based UX into spatial environments. We will touch upon the nuances of designing in each of these environments. The current global pandemic has resulted in a surge in screen-based interaction, we will consider what this has brought up for

VR to AR for Design Implementation

The emerging workflow in architectural spaces to design in Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality for implementing designs, avoiding conflicts and creating design/build feedback loops. Professionals from VRAR Association, Stantec and One Hat One Hand discuss current use cases for the combined workflow. Event Speakers: Rae Koshida – Designer, Stantec Aubrey Tucker – Committee Chair, VR/AR

SPOTLIGHT WITH ZAHID SARDAR: Industrial Designer Robert Brunner

Acclaimed design editor Zahid Sardar will interview top industrial designer Robert Brunner to explore hot industry topics in a new webcast series, “SPOTLIGHT WITH ZAHID SARDAR”. During this session, Brunner will discuss his brand defining product design from the seminal work of his early days at Apple, and helping to create Beats by Dre headphones,

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

Urban Acupuncture: The Philosophy Behind Ciel Creative Space

Join the founders of Ciel Creative Space in a discussion about Urban Acupuncture. In a conversation led by Mike Janiak, co-founder of Pattern, a web design agency within Ciel, this discussion will look at how we, as creative leaders, are seeking to adapt and release tension under the concept of Urban Acupuncture given the unfolding