Sales Ended

2017 D4SD Civic Design Challenge

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Downtown Works

550 West B Street, 4th Floor

San Diego, CA 92101

View Map

Friends Who Are Going
Event description

Description

Calling all entrepreneurs, designers, engineers and problem solvers!

In a combined effort to solve complex city problems through human-centered design and crowdsourcing, the University of California San Diego Design Lab has launched a city-wide civic design challenge called Design for San Diego (D4SD.org) with support from the City of San Diego, the National Science Foundation, the Design Forward Alliance, and SCALE SD.

This year’s D4SD challenge focuses on urban mobility. We all have places to go and people to see. So whether you’re traveling by car, bike, train, bus, boat or foot for work or play, mobility significantly affects millions of city goers everyday. Join D4SD for an unique opportunity to compete and collaborate with other city innovators to help solve some of the most pressing mobility-related issues facing our city. Participants will have opportunities to work and learn from UC San Diego Design Lab educators and the City of San Diego data science team to use their Open Data portal (data.sandiego.gov). The best solutions will earn cash prizes and private one-on-one meetings with city leaders and startup investors.

On Sept 22-23, join fellow innovators to participate in design sprints, find teammates, build prototypes, and win prizes. Schedule for the Sept 22-23 D4SD Challange - Design Sprint and Hackathon:

Friday Sept 22:

  • 5:30-6:15p: Doors Open, Registration and Networking
  • 6:15-6:20p: Welcome by Daniel Obodovski of SCALE San Diego
  • 6:20-6:40p: Maksim Pecherskiy, Chief Data Officer with City of San Diego
  • 6:40-7:00p: Introduction of D4SD Challenge by Steven Dow of the UC San Diego Design Lab
  • 7:00-8:00p: Challenge brainstorming and team formation
  • from 8:00p: Let the hacking begin! Work with a team to build a prototype

Saturday Sept 23:

  • all day: Teams work on prototypes and prepare to pitch
  • 4:00-6:00p: Jurors arrive to mingle with teams
  • 6:00-6:30p: Prizes given to best prototypes; details on challenge deadline and final award ceremony
  • 6:30-9:00p: Party with drinks and DJ

Cash prizes, t-shirts, and other great awards will be given out on Saturday. Our judges for the design sprint and hackathon come from the worlds of technology, government, entrepreneurship and education:

  • Don Norman, international design icon and Director of the UC San Diego Design Lab
  • Daniel Obodovski, former Director of Business Development at Qualcomm Inc. and Founder of Scale SD
  • Katie Rast, Director of Community Impact at the San Diego Foundation and Founder of Fab Lab
  • Charles Chamberlayne, former spokesperson and press secretary for Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer and public affairs expert
  • Elena Pacenti, Dean of the Domus Academy School of Design at NewSchool of Architecture & Design

The D4SD challenge deadline is October 22nd. All teams must register at D4SD.org by October 10th.

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Downtown Works

550 West B Street, 4th Floor

San Diego, CA 92101

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved