My greatest accomplishment at UC Berkeley thus far! My team and my startup: Planted Poultry (revolutionizing plant-based chicken) just won the Collider Cup IV! We competed against some incredibly brilliant teams and people from all over the world. Thank you so much to the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology for holding this event and to Ricardo San Martin for being our mentor along the way! I am so thankful for this opportunity. I truly found something that I’m passionate about and want to continue to pursue. Thanks to the Venture Capital firms who have shown a tremendous amount of interest, my team and I might be able to bring our idea into fruition! I love you Berkeley but only atm... keep it up
There are some really cool student projects @jacobsdesigncal’s Spring Showcase. Hurry, the event ends TODAY at 3pm. - - These wearable clothes that can keep face recognition algorithms on Facebook and other Social Media Platforms From recognizing you. ________________________________ #ai#berkeleyengineers#ucberkeley
Who let the Poli Sci major into a ~tech~ consulting club? Immensely thankful for the opportunities for growth and memories afforded to me by my DT Family ❤️ Excited to serve these lovely people in Exec next year 👀🕺🏼
And that’s a wrap! I decided to take advantage of living in Berkeley (after all these years 🙈) and enrolled in a graduate class offered by the Jacob’s Institute for Design. The course, Green Product Development, focused on developing a sustainable product or service for the consumer portion of the food industry 🌱. Thank you to my professors and team members for teaching me so much and helping me grow as an eco-conscious designer!
It’s hard to believe, but our Spring Design Showcase is THIS WEEK! Register through the Get Tickets link in our profile for two days of sessions featuring student work on topics from protest and critical practice to bio-inspired design and mobility this Wednesday and Thursday! #jacobsdesigncal
As I was speaking with a student today, it occurred to me that maintaining an art practice while working 10.5hr days 5 days a week is kind of like trying to poop in public. You can take a shit, but it’s nothing like being at home with silence, solitude and time. I long for the time when I can create with space, but I’ll take a quick shit over constipation any day. Just keep on keeping on. Up, down, ebb and flow. Grateful for it all.
This semester has been a blast! I’ve been super impressed by the quality of work coming from most of my students in both Reimagining Mobility and Visual Communication & Sketching! Thank you @courtneysong, @rheinfrank, and Evan Macmillan of @gridspaceinc for being my guest speakers. You have inspired many bright and creative minds. 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼
How many VC firms have a prototype engineer on staff? For sure fewer than 5. Maybe 2. One of them - Eric Weinhoffer from Bolt - shared his prototyping wisdom with the #fungfellows tonight. Eric is a @jacobsdesigncal Fellow, has products that were recent NASA payload, created the Atlanta Maker Faire, launched the Invention Studio at @georgiatech, and designed key components for autonomous sailboats. Eric helped us think of prototyping as storytelling!
Happy Earth Day! Jacobs Hall was designed by @lms_architects with sustainability as a priority. You can track the performance of our solar array any day here: https://us.pulseenergy.com/UniCalBerkeley/dashboard/#/location/1000392 #earthday#jacobsdesigncal
We’re proudly 3D-printing CAL at the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation. 🤓😎 The Makerspace is open to prospective students and alumni during #calday (TOMORROW)! Be a part of wicked demos, presentations, and workshops from our student clubs! (📷: @jacobsdesigncal)
Sillas Callejeras is on view at the Jacobs Hall from now until May 19! Fabien Cappello’s SILLAS CALLEJERAS (STREET CHAIRS, 2018) offers lessons in design and ingenuity from Mexico City. The photographic series depicts a collection of chairs assembled from everyday contexts across the sprawling metropolis — market stalls, shops, street stands, and elsewhere. Cappello casts an anthropological eye on artifacts that reflect a city where artisanal manufacture and resourceful reuse still hold. In his installation at Berkeley, these images appear in unexpected corners of Jacobs Hall, taking on mundane forms that evoke the vernacular contexts from which the chairs are drawn. Cappello’s images offer a training in designerly attitude— cultivating an attention to everyday acts of making and making do that reveal design as a grounded practice of living in place. Curated by Robert J. Kett, PhD
We are thrilled to host Ellen Pao (Co-Founder, Project Include) at Jacobs Design Conversations this Friday at noon. Ellen will be in conversation with the College of Engineering’s Dean Tsu-Jae King Liu about her work promoting diversity and inclusion in tech. We only have a few tickets left, so register soon through the Get Tickets link in our profile. Due to high demand, access will be limited to those who have pre-registered. @ekp #jacobsdesigncal#forwhombywhom#design#tech
A one pager that I did a few months back about my story. I was lucky enough to grow up in a country where over 50% of engineering degrees are earned by women. However it seems to be extraordinarily here in the US! A small percentage of my classes are girls and there isn’t much diversity within our group either. I find it fascinating how much our environment can affect our lives and personalities. #engineering#diversity#techgirls#cal#education
Tonight’s the night! Join us for the opening of @fabien.cappello: Sillas Callejeras/Street Chairs. After a conversation with the designer and curator @rkett, tour Cappello’s photographic interventions across Jacobs Hall. Starts at 7pm in Jacobs Hall 310. #design#art#exhibition#jacobsdesigncal
I talked about @taylorswift during this web design lecture while in a Taylor Swift shirt, while playing a Taylor Swift song, working on a demo of a Taylor Swift themed webpage design. This is my best life.
Among the many fascinating cases discussed in @jacobgaboury’s inspiring look at queer histories and futures of computing at Fields Notes yesterday was the 1952 love-letter generator of Christopher Strachey. A closeted writer and programming prodigy, Strachey is credited with creating the first work of computer art. #jacobsdesigncal#forwhombywhom
Mark your calendars for the second film in our On Screen series this Thursday at 7pm in Studio 310! Shown in collaboration with the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Misleading Innocence revisits the history of a series of bridges built on Long Island by planner Robert Moses, purportedly designed to keep low income residents and people of color away from the area's beaches. As the film explores, the bridges have inspired a rich conversation about the politics of design and its powers to exclude. #forwhombywhom#onscreen#robertmoses
INSTA TAKEOVER // At IDE we have learned that making prototypes is an important part of designing and at Berkeley University they seem to agree! I just visited their 'PMB' of in the Design Innovation faculty. @pmb_tudelft can we get one of those material overview boxes as wel? 😀 #instatakeover#idetudelft#designforourfuture#berkeley#prototype#design
Join us on Monday when August de los Reyes, Director of User Experience at Google, will discuss his work promoting an accessible and inclusive design agenda. 2/4, 4pm, Jacobs Hall Studio 220. #jacobsdesigncal#forwhombywhom
This is how to kick off the semester right! This team of #fungfellows got an email during class telling them their So You Know Your Grandma game was selected as a finalist in the Stanford Longevity Design Challenge — competing with 97 teams representing 59 universities in 24 countries. L-R: Lillian, Ish, Ashna, Inaara. Not pictured: retired engineer and teammate Rani.
Just one of many truths Dori Tunstall shared with a packed audience at Jacobs Hall today. I can’t thank @deandori_ocadu enough for sharing her vision of #decolonizingdesign in education and as a profession. This conversation is a game changer. Dori, come back to Cali again!
Welcome back, students! As you start planning your semesters, be sure to check out our Spring lineups of design workshops and field trips. Events this term include workshops on digital graphics and portfolio design and field trips investigating design for health and accessibility. More info in the News & Events section on our site. Pictured here is the Ed Roberts campus by @lms_architects, created with universal design principles to allow for maximum accessibility. Students can join us for a tour of the campus with the firm’s principal Bill Leddy on April 26. #jacobsdesigncal#accessibility#inclusion#health
So looking forward to kicking off our Spring 2019 public programs with a lecture by Dori Tunstall, Dean of Design at OCAD, at 12pm on Friday, January 25. This term, our public programs examine questions of inclusion, accessibility, and social justice in design under the title For Whom? By Whom?: Designs for Belonging. Tunstall, a design anthropologist, will discuss her efforts to decolonize design trough innovative curriculum and an expanded sense of what kinds of knowledge belong in the design process. To see what else is on this semester, visit programs.jacobshall.org! #forwhombywhom#decolonizedesign @deandori_ocadu
We’re excited to kick off our Spring 2019 public programs with a lecture by Dori Tunstall, Dean of Design at OCAD, at 12pm on Friday, January 25. This term, Jacobs’ public programs examine questions of inclusion, accessibility, and social justice in design under the title For Whom? By Whom?: Designs for Belonging. Tunstall, a design anthropologist, will discuss her efforts to decolonize design trough innovative curriculum and an expanded sense of what kinds of knowledge belong in the design process. To join us, register through the Get Tickets button in our bio. And to see what else is on this semester, visit programs.jacobshall.org! #jacobsdesigncal#forwhombywhom#decolonizedesign @deandori_ocadu