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

The Future of IC Leadership: a panel discussion with the Lyft Design team

In this panel conversation with senior Individual Contributors of the Lyft Design Team, we will discuss the career paths and changing world of IC Leadership within product teams. As designers progress in their career they typically move into management, but not everyone became a designer to manage people. The growing desire to focus purely on

Validating Ideas for Emerging Interfaces

Curious about new emerging technologies and how they can be used to propel your ideas? Join us at our event to hear about how industry thought leaders apply new interfaces to their products, and their methods to rapidly validate solutions. Who is this event for? Our emerging interfaces event is open to current designers of

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

Overcoming new challenges with flexible design

At Honor, our job as designers is to transform complex systems into straightforward and seamless user experiences for several audiences, from designing for caregivers and families receiving care, to building tools for our internal teammates. In addition to a highly collaborative work style, we’ve found that a philosophy of embracing the chaos and putting flexibility


Design isn’t just a profession, it’s a responsibility. With the right tools, we can design solutions for anything, including problems that may arise with cohabitation, in both digital and physical realms. We have the capacity to foster understanding when we design for constraint, emotion, safety, and inclusivity. Hosted by award-winning game designer and producer Robin

Can Design Save Cannabis?

Three years have passed since cannabis became legal for adult-use in California. The resulting green rush has been anything but easy. The murky industry is crowded with products that have been rushed to market, unoriginal packaging, and a ton of ambiguity on what-does-what. Can design help brands rise above the smoke? The bulk of the

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

Design the Best Accessible Signs

Attention architects, sign makers, graphic designers. Do you struggle with accessible signage? Are you familiar with the codes, but unclear on the reasons behind them? Do you think accessible signage has to be ugly to be compliant? LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired is hosting a training session that will explore the 2010 ADA

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

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

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,

Beyond NPS: Making UX Measurable

Over the past 10 years we’ve seen the growth of design and research in business sky-rocket and they are now the key differentiators between good products and great experiences. Coming up with these ideas is the easy part of the development process. The difficulty lies in convincing the business to invest and support in order


Design your product or package more sustainably with materials in mind. A deep dive on what materials are available today—and what’s coming tomorrow. Be empowered to make smarter design decisions that keep your next product in the loop and out of the landfill. Event Speakers: Lauren Golik Carolina Pistone Luisa Betancourt

A Dichotomy: Designing for Technical and Non-technical Users

Data is a team sport. From marketers and product managers, to analysts and engineers – different roles within an organization are using data to succeed. But how do you design tools that enable an entire team to succeed? How do you provide flexibility for technical teammates, while offering non-technical ones simplicity? What does it even

Democratizing User Research

The UX Research Team at RingCentral is 1.5 years old and consists of 2 researchers supporting 20+ designers and 30+ Product Managers. In the initial month’s research was prioritized for key products and projects and after year research was able to scale with the help of a program that democratized research. This program trained Product

UX Portfolio Reviews: Interactive Session and Expert Panel

We will discuss different aspects of pursuing a career in Interaction Design, with a special focus on creating great portfolios. You’ll hear from hiring managers on what they expect to see in portfolios, and you’ll be able to ask questions. At the beginning, we will gather briefly to meet and greet each other and then

Burst the Bubble

Creative expression will always come from people, not machines. The tech takeover in the Bay Area has created powerful effects across the landscapes of art and design, and while daily life runs on tech there are areas in which traditional methods cannot be superseded. Astro Studios, together with Dawline-Jane Oni-Esele, Tracy Piper, and Shane Izykowski,