Airbnb Design — Talks #7: News From a World You Don’t Know

SFDW attendees please use the code 20SFDesignWeek17 to register! What can design learn from journalism? The impact of bias in both industries can have a damaging effect on communities. Whether it’s misinformed public outcry caused by fake news or biased algorithms and exclusive platforms, our personal lenses influence the way we see the world and

Facebook: Miki Setlur

Bay View Theater, Pier 27 in San Francisco This event is a 20 minute lightning talk in between other events, and its FREE! The conversation with Miki can be continued afterwards in our lounge. Special Lightning Talk! Miki is a mobile Product Designer focused on measurable social impact through fun and engaging experiences. He currently serves

Design for X: Bridging the Gap Between Designers and Social Ventures

Bay View Theater, Pier 27 in San Francisco Design for X, a newly founded nonprofit dedicated to harness the power of design to foster social good, will lead a workshop to identify ways and means for designers to actively support social ventures and make a meaningful difference. ———- Design is playing a central role in the

Lightning Talks: Design for Social Impact

Adaptive Path Dot Org is bringing together designers from many disciplines whose work has a positive social impact on our communities. Come get inspired by lightning talks demonstrating how designers are effecting positive change! Thanks to our sponsors, a number of free tickets/scholarships are being offered for this event based on financial needs. Please contact

RDC: Design Thinking for Social Justice

We at Reflex Design Collective believe in revealing the political in design practice. In a world where oppressive structures keep communities from reaching the social, cultural, economic, and holistic lives they aim to engage in, we present to SF Design Week community a design thinking space which addresses issues of social justice. We welcome designers,

Turn Ambition into Action with Design Thinking and Leadership Power Tools

Let’s accept it—right now is an opportune time to be a professional woman. While we women historically haven’t had a seat at the table, today we can redefine the future on our own terms. What does that mean? Showing up—to embrace our power, to turn gender inequality challenges into opportunities, to fuel our ambitions into

Designing for Equitable Communities

Let’s talk about Design and Social Justice. We know that design has the power to elevate everything it touches—from products, to systems, to spaces. But when it comes to our greatest challenges around economic equity, access, and inclusion, what roles does design play in advancing equitable communities? Can design catalyze positive change and lasting impact

Designing for impact: Questioning our role and responsibility in the world

Design is one of the most powerful tools we have for transforming society. Join us in a conversation with a panel of experts from different design practices—from product, to built environment, to org design, and more—to discuss the role of design in creating societal impact. Hosted by SYPartners and Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute

Design and Social Impact

Over the last ten years, Daylight has been fortunate to have partnered with non profits, government agencies and startups tackling challenges for social good that span from healthcare to education. Are you are interested in some tangible takeways or looking to have a conversation around design for social impact Join us for an evening of

Designers on the Edge

How might we create a campaign that encourages designers to focus their talents toward doing meaningful work? Design is one of the best tools to help visualize ideas, to foster more empathy, to solve problems, to make something out of nothing. Yet too many designers get caught up working for a paycheck in day jobs

Design for Social Impact: Governing isn’t someone else’s problem, it’s ours

It’s easy to question the difference one person can make. How can we use our design skills together to create tangible positive impact in our communities? All across our country, there is a high demand for talented designers, researchers, and other technologists within the public sector. But, without the right network, positioning, or background, the