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Give to Support the Design Lab

If you share our general vision or passion for one of our focus areas, please consider offering the Design Lab a financial gift to support our work.  Gifts of any size are welcome and your support is critical to our mission.

Philanthropy empowers the Design Lab’s efforts to imagine and implement solutions to the complex challenges facing society, including health care systems, virtual learning and work, and people-centered automation. Your gift enables our students, faculty and researchers at the leading edge of human-centered design to transform our world.

  • Undergraduate research opportunities provide students with faculty mentorship and hands-on experience applying design concepts to real-world problems
  • Collaborative research into anti-racist practices can help dismantle current structures of racism and move towards a more inclusive system for all
  • Our Design@Large lecture series, as well as other studio sessions, conferences and workshops, unites distinguished experts in design to offer interactive experiences for our community
  • The Design Lab Designer-in-Residence program helps recruit leaders in design to collaborate with UC San Diego faculty and students on issues at the intersection of education, research and application

Your support for undergraduate research scholarships, collaborative research, lecture series, Designer-in-Residence programs, and more helps advance design thinking that can catalyze change.

For more information or to discuss how we can change the world together, please contact Design Lab Associate Director Michèle Morris at

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