The Designer-in-Residence program (DiR) provides practitioners and leaders in industry, government, community, and design an opportunity to work in the Design Lab’s interdisciplinary setting at the intersection of education, research, and application.
The DiR program offers access and collaboration with UC San Diego’s leading design practitioners, researchers, students, faculty and alumni on a topic or project of mutual interest. Additionally, a vital aspect of the program is the general exchange of knowledge, skills, and ideas. Designers-in-Residence are invited to participate in all general Design Lab activities and events and asked to contribute to the learning environment through speaking, workshops, training, consulting, research, and more.
The program is designed for individuals and organizations to be flexible and customizable based on needs and expectations (e.g., duration, time spent in the Design Lab, project scope, deliverables, etc.) We understand the importance and benefits of being less focused on logistic constraints and more on meaningful content and outcomes that fit into participants’ busy lives.
Now Accepting Applications
The Design Lab is currently accepting applications for Designers-In-Residence for 2023. Please click the link to access the application form, complete it as requested, and submit.