Design for Right-to-Left (RTL) Language Audiences

RTL languages — including Arabic, Hebrew, and Persian — comprise one of the fastest growing linguistic demographics in the world. Understand design issues with fonts; icons and user interfaces; directional bias in motion and time; dialects and diglossic code-switching; and web/mobile layout considerations. Learn about factors in data visualization, scanning, and hierarchy. Our case study

Design Ethics Workshop with Mike Monteiro

Like every other human being on the planet we share, designers are part of the social contract. By choosing to be a designer you are choosing to affect the people who come in contact with your work. Learn how to tell if your work will hurt or help those people and how to measure social

Autodesk Gallery Tour and Workshop

Named a top destination by Wired magazine and the San Francisco Chronicle, the Autodesk Gallery at One Market in San Francisco explores the future of making things. During your visit, you will start with a guided gallery tour of exhibits which showcase pioneering design and inventive engineering. Following the tour, you will experience what it’s

Goodnight, Resilience.

Curry Stone Foundation and The Dogwood Conspiracy present Goodnight, Resilience. This will be an evening not to be missed. It will include a lively debate style panel around the issues of contemporary resilience and design with welcomed audience participation. Panelists: Emily Pilloton, Girls Garage Prescott Reavis, Asian Neighborhood Design Amanda Brown-Stevens, Resilient By Design Kyle

Autodesk Gallery Tour and Workshop

Named a top destination by Wired magazine and the San Francisco Chronicle, the Autodesk Gallery at One Market in San Francisco explores the future of making things. During your visit, you will start with a guided gallery tour of exhibits which showcase pioneering design and inventive engineering. Following the tour, you will experience what it’s

Autodesk Gallery Tour and Workshop

Named a top destination by Wired magazine and the San Francisco Chronicle, the Autodesk Gallery at One Market in San Francisco explores the future of making things. During your visit, you will start with a guided gallery tour of exhibits which showcase pioneering design and inventive engineering. Following the tour, you will experience what it’s

Coffee, Bagels and ArchiTECHture

Join us for coffee, bagels and answers to all of your burning questions about architecture! We’ll start the morning with a quick tour around the office, and then we’ll hear from our partner and principal Jim Westover about our office culture, projects and opportunities. Job captain Gustavo Bermudez and designer Parvathy Nair will share advances

Unexpected Inspiration

Join Creativity Explored and In/Visible Talks for an evening of conversation and an art opening. In/Visible Talks Cofounder Dava Guthmiller will moderate a discussion between Creativity Explored artist Gerald Wiggins, Creativity Explored instructor Gilles Combet, and creative director/designer Arianna Orland about the process, inspiration, and challenges behind art and design and where the two meet.

Inside the Studio at Blend’s HQ: Design’s Lead Role in Transforming Formidable Industries

Design holds the power to transform and drive progress, especially in industries that have historically been underserved by design due to regulation or other intimidating challenges. But the value of design’s role in this transformation is still underappreciated by the broader community. At Blend, design is at the center and forefront of the transformation we’re

Design Systems for Everything, Everywhere and Everyone

Design Systems are more than simply toolkits for modular User Interfaces. They establish a foundational consistency across entire companies around how products address the needs of vastly different platforms. They provide a schema for accessible design that considers everyone that might benefit from using a product. As companies scale from 10 users to 10 million

Softer Side of Hardware

Cosmo stands unique in the industry for bridging fusion of soft materials, onto hard surfaces, with embedded smart technologies. The Cosmo team specializes in bonding and fusing different elements together. Cosmo is a global company with design and prototyping labs in Hong Kong and San Francisco, in addition to production facilities in China. The company

Making it Real: From Idea to Implementation to Impact in Health Care

*Hosted by the Kaiser Permanente Design Consultancy* In health care and other complex environments, moving design out of the “innovation lab” and into the real world is the clearest path to impact, and the only path to real change. How do we design solutions for the complicated, messy, highly-regulated and deeply imperfect health care system

Maps, at Your Fingertips: On-Demand Tactile Maps for the Blind

Blind and visually impaired communities have little to no access to graphic information that would help them learn about their surroundings. Braille and tactile maps have proven useful, however, historically these maps have been difficult and costly to design, manufacture, and distribute. Tactile Maps Automated Production (TMAP) is a tool for on-demand creation of tactile

Fighting Bias in Design

Design carries lasting power to affect the way people experience and think about the world around them. Designers, then, have a great responsibility to make conscious, thoughtful choices in the work they do—whether it’s graphic design, product design, design strategy, etc. But even with the best of intentions, all humans are subject to implicit bias—which

Trends in Code-Free Web Design

At this mixer, you’ll learn about the emergence of code-free web design tools and how they are being used today by designers to create custom digital experiences, ranging from interactive prototypes to large-scale websites. The Brandcast team will give a product demo, walk through a case study with The Craftsman Agency, and go over some