Public Speaking Essentials: Crafting a Talk

Whether presenting at a conference or talking about your work, public speaking is a critical skill for designers. Join us for an interactive workshop to learn an essential part of public speaking: how to craft a compelling talk. We’ll share a framework you can use to prepare for any presentation, teach you how to use

Intersectional Craftswomxnship — heart, soul, materials, play, ethics, form, inclusion

Join us for an intersectional narrative of womxn discussing shaping experiences, theory, research, material science, couture, AI/ethics, game mechanics, UX, and industrial product design principles. This powerhouse panel is moderated by: Ana Arriola GM & Partner, AI+ Research at Microsoft PANELISTS: – Safiya Umoja Noble Ph.D Associate Professor, UCLA Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Southern

Designing for a two-sided marketplace

At Affirm, we’re using today’s technology to bring significant disruptive innovation to the financial industry. We focus on improving the lives of consumers by delivering simple, honest and transparent financial products. Join our design and research team for drinks followed by a conversation on how the mission of delivering honest finance drives our product initiatives

The Opportunity of Better: Designing for a Low Carbon Economy

Join Autodesk for brunch and a panel discussion on impactful and well-designed products that if scaled, could have a significantly beneficial impact on the environment, and the way we live. Enjoy breakfast, a panel discussion on designing for a low carbon economy, and access to the Autodesk Gallery. Moderator: Kate McElligott, Autodesk Foundation SPEAKERS: –

Designing for the Rest of the World @Adobe

A common challenge for U.S. companies is providing design experiences that recognize the cultural differences of customers in other countries. A typical mistake is a form of global consistency where the rest of the world is treated like North America. The panel of international design experts will share in-depth the common processes and solutions they’ve

Designing Human-Centered AI Products

What is the role we as designers play in building artificial intelligence-driven products that are human-centered, ethical, and inclusive? Google’s People + AI Research team (PAIR) invites you to a workshop to help you gain a stronger understanding of how to approach design for AI. We will share insights from the newly published People+AI Guidebook,

Lattes, Data, and Design

Let’s talk data. How do you design for data? How do you design *with* data? How does qualitative or quantitative research play a role in your work? Are you data-informed, or data-driven? At Segment, we’re thinking about these questions all the time. We’ve learned a ton along the way, and still have ways to go.

STUDIO CRAWL JUNE 21: North Beach, Polk Street, FiDi, SoMa

Studio Crawls are an annual, highly anticipated event where attendees go from studio to studio, peek inside and meet the designers and creators behind some of the city’s most admired products, designs and brands. Studio Crawl is held at various architecture and design studios, shops, galleries, tech companies and startups around San Francisco allowing studios

If Robots Build the House of Today, How to Build a House Tomorrow?

The discussion between architects, policy makers, designers and technologists dive into the issues raised by the “How to Build a House: Architectural Research in the Digital Age” exhibition at swissnex san francisco. The exhibition presents the DFAB HOUSE in Switzerland, one of the first houses to be built almost entirely by digital methods, robots and

UX Careers: Turning Points, Mistakes, and Lessons

Zenefits’ design team members will talk about their journeys to Zenefits; each one will share career turning points/milestones and mistakes/lessons. Food and drinks are included in this event. We will also offer 30 mins of our time for free career consultations through a raffle for people who come to the event! Casey Busher – Marketing

Building your online presence as a Designer using LinkedIn & more

Are you currently looking for a new job or want to improve your online brand presence? If so, come participate in our career coaching workshop to learn more about how LinkedIn can help improve your personal career goals! The workshop will teach you about the different products within LinkedIn and how to make the most

Practice with Purpose

Join the design team at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative for an evening of talks on deepening purpose and reflecting on the power of diverse perspectives in one’s design practice. Learn how methods of co-creation and participatory design help to solve problems in the social impact space. This year in addition to our own Jenn Tang,

The Future of Local Retail and Tech

We are at the precipice of a new era where local retail has seen a rise in the last few decades. Come learn and meet with folks who are leading the movement through technology, art, and design. Panelists will be added shortly. Light bites and drinks will be provided!

Designing the Future of Connected Family Living

From the Intelligent Home Experience to AI Educational Tools, the future of family life is being pushed to new levels of technological reliance and connectivity. How we design devices and systems has a tremendous influence on people at every age. Technology is increasingly helping define the culture of our very first community — our family.

Design Systems: How to Keep in Sync with Code

Do you work on a digital product team that uses a design system? Or are you interested in adopting a design system within your team? Join us and our panel of experts to discuss the challenges — and some solutions! — to keeping your design system in sync with code. Designers, developers, and unicorns of

Four-on-the-floor: Shifting design into high gear with Turo

Jump in the driver’s seat of high-octane design! Join one of four discussion groups hosted by Turo designers and talk about the unique challenges of Product Design, Brand Design, Design Systems, or Design Research. We’ll discuss the nuances of designing for a two-sided marketplace, as well as crafting elegant experiences in the rapidly evolving mobility

Coffee & Color Trends with Paintzen

Wake up and spend your morning with the Paintzen team, learning about current color trends, enjoying coffee and breakfast treats while you create a color mood-board with hues that inspire you! Paintzen makes finding the perfect paint color far from snooze-worthy with digital color tools like their online Color Visualizer, free swatch sampling programs, and

The Conversation Design Workshop

Great Actions are conversations. Conversational, natural language interfaces are emerging as a powerful new way for people to interact with digital services. In order to design a natural user interface, we need to apply a human-centered design approach. Research by Stanford professor Clifford Nass shows that people converse with computers in much the same way

Design is [Audible]

Design is […] is Google’s monthly speaker series in San Francisco, and we invite you to join us this month for a special SFDW edition of the event. Featuring respected innovators from diverse fields, each talk explores a different theme at the intersection of creativity, technology, and ethics, and this month we’ll be hearing from

Fashion With A Purpose (Panel+Pop-Up shop)

Join us for an evening to experience Fashion industry ‘change makers’ share their professional expertise on Future of Fashion with Innovation inclusion and Sustainable practices. It is an opportunity to hear from industry experts that are impacting the future of the industry through discoveries, innovation and ethical practices to create beautiful products & services for

Design Bento: design snacks and hacks

At this year’s SF Design Week, DocuSign is going to offer participants a glimpse into real-world product problem-solving. At DocuSign, we use the “3 In a Box” framework where designers, product managers and engineers work together through all product decisions. This can prove challenging at times but have no fear we will share our journey

Design and Development: A Start-Up Love Story

One designer and two engineers catch the Silicon Valley bug and start a company together. The PadPiper founders will explain how they put user experience and design first while keeping up with their fast, ever-changing sprint schedule (and still manage to get along and work together). Through the lens of both engineering and design, they’ll

trivia night | sustainability in fashion + design

The veil is being lifted and we’re helping. Come in at 6:30pm, grab a drink, and mingle with other sustainable fashion heads. At 7pm link up with a team for trivia. The topic of the night includes: the good, the bad, and the ugly in fashion + design. From 8-9pm mingle some more and get