Design for San Diego (D4SD) is a civic design challenge that provides a space for all of us to address the region’s most challenging issues. D4SD offers a series of public workshops to bring together a wide range of stakeholders and to scaffold a process of framing human-centered design problems, prototyping solutions, and building alliances to bring good ideas to life.
Who can participate?
Anyone! If you care about the city and want to have a chance to have your voice included in the conversation, then we welcome you! Find below some potential ways groups that can participate.
What are the goals of D4SD?
To connect innovators, experts, city officials, professional designers, business leaders, and community members through a combination of in-person events and online activities.
To increase and diversify participation, particularly for typically underrepresented or marginalized populations, by creating a range of specific roles while striving for diversity, equity, and inclusion.
To increase the agency of bottom-up community initiatives and enhance communication between the community and city.
To contribute to the burgeoning design-driven economy in San Diego by providing resources to help launch top proposals by bringing together leaders from various sectors.
To provide an educational opportunity that serves people from a wide range of ages, backgrounds, and motivations.
To collaboratively explore a range of civic problems that the San Diego region faces.
Who are the people behind D4SD?
Chenyang (Dawn) Ye
D4SD Speakers and Facilitators
Sean van Tyne