Lesley-Ann Noel, an innovator in design education research, will
be the speaker for the fourth annual Alberini Family Speaker
Series in Design at UC Davis.
Presented by the College of Letters and Science’s Department of
Design, Noel’s lecture, “Envisioning Pluriversal Design,” will be
held online Nov. 6, 2020, from 11am-1pm PST. Advance registration
is required for the free talk.
Design Interactive is a student-run UI/UX organization here
at UC Davis. Our teams tackle human-centered design projects
every quarter, and we also run studios and workshops for students
getting into UX.
We’re recruiting new Associates/Consultants for Fall 2020!
“Gratitude, Design-by-Design” Undergraduate Senior
Showcase” is the annual juried student competition
highlighting the breadth, talent, and diversity of the Department
of Design, as shown through the outstanding course work produced
over the past year.
Jenny E. Sabin, an architectural designer whose work is at the
forefront of a new direction for 21st century architectural
practice, will be the featured speaker in the third Alberini
Family Speaker Series in Design at UC Davis.
Students from the Department of Design have created “Wonder
Wander,” a one-day exhibition, in support of the 2018-19 Campus
Community Project, featuring “The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness
in a Changing World” by the Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, and Douglas
The exhibition features work by Alexa Ann Bonomo, Austin Cao,
Tracy Corado, Tara Halsted, Eldy Lazaro, Harold Linde, Elizabeth
Marley, Jean Menezes, Jonathan Parris, Aurie Stetzel from DES 225
Studio Practice in Design with Professor Glenda Drew.
Join Jennifer for the installation event of her MFA thesis
project: LUMENroute! For one night only the Walnut Park Tunnel in
South Davis will come alive as a series of motion-activated light
fixtures surround participants with color and light. Then take a
moment to enjoy a beautiful evening in the park at the LUMENroute
seating area, glowing with light, color, music, and laughs! This
project has been created with the support of the City of Davis
Arts and Culture Affairs Fund Award and the CITRIS Connected
Communities Initiative Mini-Grant.
Damon Rich, an urban designer and visual artist, and Rosten
Woo, an artist, designer, and writer, are the featured
speakers in the Alberini Family Speaker Series in Design at
UC Davis on May 30. The pair discuss “Building Power: Designing
for Democracy Involving Communities in Design.”
Presented by the UC Davis College of Letters and Science’s
Department of Design, this second lecture in the annual
series will take place in the Ann E. Pitzer Center. The free talk
will begin at 4:30 p.m., followed by a
reception. Please RSVP:
Do you like sketching? Join us for a Let’s Draw Davis sketchcrawl
on the UC Davis campus! Free and open to everyone of all
ages/skill levels, it’s just an afternoon of sketching on
location around campus with other people who like to draw.
The hot weather has its benefits. It’s good for ink not freezing
in pens and watercolors drying quickly – which is ideal for
participants of “Let’s Draw Davis,” the unique sketchcrawl series
that explores the city.
On Saturday July 15th, a sketchcrawl will explore the hidden
courtyards and alleys of downtown Davis (more shade!), starting
at Orange Court (off of E Street, between 1st and 2nd), and
finishing at the little courtyard behind the Pence Gallery (D
Be a part of “Cycle-delic: Davis Bike Scavenger Hunt,” a public
bike scavenger hunt in the City of Davis that celebrates 50 years
since the installation of the first bike lane in the U.S. in
1967. The hunt was devised by students from the DES 187
Narrative Environments course in the UC Davis Department of
Design under the supervision of Professor Tim McNeil,
Teaching Assistant Jennifer Cadieux and City of Davis
Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator Jennifer Donofrio.
On Feb. 25, 2017, the Design Careers Club hosted the
third Annual Alumni Networking Day, sponsored by the
Department of Design. The event was a tremendous success, capping
over 100 attendees – including faculty, students and alumni. The
event was not only an opportunity for students to make
connections, but a grand reunion for many faculty members and
alumni, as old friends reconnected.
The John Natsoulas Gallery is pleased to present a group pop-up
show featuring works by UC Davis design students. “Mind Grown—UCD
DES 225: Studio Practices in Design: A Culminating Pop-up
Exhibition” is a single night event and reception on Wednesday
December 7th from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Pete Scully, urban sketcher, views the world through his sketch
books which are the subject of the Design Museum’s exhibition,
“Conversations with the City.” Here are some select photos
highlighting the exhibition.
Art by Pete Scully, all photos by Barbara Molloy, copyright UC
Julia Scher’s work concerns surveillance and electronic security,
and the power that inhabits those systems. Since the 1980s, when
Scher began to explore these issues, surveillance technologies
have permeated our culture ever more deeply, and in evolving ways
(from sounds to images to data).