About Jacobs Design Conversations:
Each semester, the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation invites leading designers and makers to Berkeley to speak as part of the Jacobs Design Conversations series. Connecting diverse perspectives under one roof, Jacobs Design Conversations are spaces for dialogue on a broad spectrum of innovations and ideas.
As part of this series, Barry Katz will share his insights with Berkeley's design innovation community on Friday, March 3. The talk will take place at Jacobs Hall, the Jacobs Institute's hub for hands-on learning and making.
About Barry Katz:
Barry Katz is Consulting Professor in the Design Group, Department of Mechanical Engineering, at Stanford University and Professor of Industrial and Interaction Design at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. In addition to his academic affiliations, Barry is Fellow at IDEO, Inc., the Silicon Valley-based design and innovation consultancy, where he conducts front-end research in support of IDEO project work, and at the University of Tokyo i-School. He consults with governments, companies, and academic institutions worldwide on issues pertaining to design and innovation.
Barry is the author of six books, including "Change By Design" with Tim Brown (Harper Collins, 2009), which explores the nature of design thinking as a strategy of business, and "NONOBJECT," with Branko Lukic (MIT, 2010), a conceptual exploration of the space between person and product. A new book, "Make it New: The History of Silicon Valley Design," was published by the MIT Press in fall 2015.