About the Event

How might we harness human-centered design to radically reimagine our city’s future?

The story of the San Diego-Tijuana metropolitan region is one of transformation. As our region prepares for its next evolution across this coming decade, join us to help shape the City of San Diego’s Global Vision 2030 project -- a strategic plan commissioned from the International Affairs Board by the mayor’s office -- in this radically inclusive, all-day design intensive. No design experience necessary!

All registrants will receive a pre-read designer’s toolkit on September 7th via email to help ground you in the design process and the issues we will explore during our event. All participants are encouraged, though not required, to register for Part 1 & Part 2. The details of Part 2 are listed below:

Define & Design
- Thursday, September 10, 2 pm to 4 pm

Ideate and propose recommendations for inclusion in the Global Vision 2030 Strategic Plan during this human-centered design workshop. Utilizing the pre-read toolkit resources & community insights collected during the Converge session, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate and get creative with other passionate San Diego residents on Zoom and Miro to imagine a better future for our city!

View the Toolkit: Designing San Diego's Future.

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About UC San Diego Design Lab & the Design Forward Alliance

The UC San Diego Design Lab deploys human-centered design to address complex socio-technical systems. The Design Lab advances human-centered design via research, education, and community engagement.

The Design Forward Alliance (DFA) is an outgrowth of the UC San Diego Design Lab’s vision to build a design-driven economy in San Diego, serving as a catalyst to unify, expand & guide the regional innovation community. DFA promotes, connects, and advocates for the business and social value of Human-Centered Design (HCD) as a catalyst for economic development and design-driven innovation.

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