Jacobs Design Conversations: Carla Diana, “Robotics in our Everyday Lives: A Product Designer‘s Perspective”
Friday, January 29 | 12-1pm | 310 Jacobs Hall
Carla Diana will give a lunchtime talk, “Robotics in our Everyday Lives: A Product Designer‘s Perspective” at UC Berkeley’s JacobsInstitute for Design Innovation on Friday, January 29. More information and registration can be found on this Eventbrite page. Lunch will be provided for guests who register by January 25.
About Carla Diana: Carla Diana is a designer, author and educator who explores the impact of future technologies through hands-on experiments in product design and tangible interaction. In her studio she works on exploratory design projects in areas such as domestic robots, wearable devices and interactive toys. Her article, “Talking, Walking Objects,” appeared on the cover of the New York Times Sunday Review in January 2013. Her recent project, LEO the Maker Prince, is the world’s first combination book and open source design collection aimed at introducing the world of 3D printing to kids.
In addition to her professional design work, Carla is a faculty member in the University of Pennsylvania’s Integrated Product Design Program, where she developed the first courses focused on smart objects. From 2002 to 2007 she was Professor of Interactive Design at the Savannah College of Art and Design, where she co-wrote the College’s first Interactive Design program and developed Physical Computing courses. Carla holds an MFA in Design from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from The Cooper Union.