D4SD Kick-off Design Sprint and Hackathon

Hosted by SCALE SD at Downtown Works

Sept 21

Kick-Off & Information Session

Introduction by Mayor Faulconer, Chancellor Khosla & Don Norman

Sept 22
5pm-all night

D4SD Challenge: Design Sprint & Hackathon - Day 1

Learn about the challenges, brainstorm, form teams & build prototypes

Sept 23
all day-9pm

D4SD Challenge: Design Sprint & Hackathon - Day 2

Present prototypes, win prizes & party

People standing around a table at the hackathon event

Innovators from across the city kicked off the Design for San Diego (D4SD) challenges with a design sprint and hackathon. Dozens of people worked into the wee hours of the morning and submitted 13 amazing and diverse concepts for the kickoff competition aimed at improving transportation in San Diego. Check out this story by ThisWeek@UCSanDiego and this blog report by SCALE SD about the event.

Civic Design Course

Hosted by Professor Dow at UC San Diego (all sessions from 5-7pm)

Oct 3

Team formation and brainstorming

Oct 5

Problem framing and ideation

Oct 10

Rapid prototyping

Oct 12

User research presentations

Oct 17

Visual design for posters/videos

Oct 19

Studio time for prototypes, posters, and entries

D4SD Challenge Deadline

Oct 22
11:59pm PDT


All entries due by midnight.

D4SD Challenge Judging and Awards Ceremony

Hosted by Design Forward at Broadway Pier & Liberty Station

Oct 25

Judging for D4SD Submissions

Teams present posters at the Design Forward community event (at Broadway Pier)

Oct 26

Finalist Showcase and Awards Ceremony

Finalists posters and award ceremony at Design Forward Summit (Liberty Station)