Design Field Notes: Ben Allen

Lecture | March 18 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Ben Allen is a PhD candidate in Stanford University’s interdisciplinary Modern Thought and Literature program, where he studies gender and the history of software. His current work focuses on the development of COBOL and other early business programming languages.

About Design Field Notes:
Each informal talk in this pop-up series brings a design practitioner to a Jacobs Hall teaching studio to share ideas, projects, and practices. This semester, Design Field Notes and the Institute's other public programs engage questions of inclusion, accessibility, and justice under the title For Whom? By Whom?: Designs for Belonging. To learn more about upcoming events across our series, visit