How can design help San Diego address COVID-19 and become more sustainable?

D4SD advances the use of design and design thinking to address difficult civic challenges in San Diego. The 2020 challenge has closed, but you can learn more about our 2020 events and check out design proposals submitted by local innovators.

How to Participate

Everyone is welcome to participate in the D4SD 2020 challenge and summit. There are multiple ways to get involved, such as submitting a proposal, attending the summit, volunteering with us, or sponsoring the challenge! Click on one of the roles below to explore different ways to get involved with this year’s D4SD challenge and summit.

D4SD In Action

In 2017, hundreds of people helped to generate ideas through the first D4SD challenge: How to create a San Diego where we all can move freely. Over a two month period, 23 teams used human-centered design principles to prototype solutions to address the city’s mobility challenges. Visit our 2017 website to learn more about what we did in 2017 and to see some of the prototypes.

Meet Our Community

The D4SD community includes talented and energetic people from across our region. Through the online and in-person events, we help to foster collaboration and interaction among innovators, civic leaders, industry experts, and other community members.

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