Designing Our Future

UC San Diego’s Design Lab is focused on people-centered design as a way of thinking and embraces a three-pronged approach to design: research, education and community integration.  That is why the Design Lab created Design Forward, a flagship community movement to collaboratively address societal challenges through multi-disciplinary design.  The second annual Design Forward Summit was recently held at Liberty Station to ignite conversation and action around how design can improve the way we live, work and play.  At the event, Chancellor Khosla talked about the valuable role of design in bringing together top scholars across disciplines to work alongside civic, industry and community partners to ensure socially responsible, economically viable and forward-thinking impact. 

Chancellor Khosla with Design Lab Director Don Norman