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Actionable Matter

Sponsored by: Institute for the Future Date: Spring 2016 “What if’s” – How might the technologies we use today behave if they could sense, adapt, and communicate? Read more about the class here. {READ MORE ›}

Posted in Actionable Matter, Institute for the Future, Partners, Projects, Technology

Empathetic Mobility

Sponsored by: Ford Motor Company Date: Fall 2016 Using the city of San Francisco as their lab, CCA students created  “social engaging” experiences across different mobility platforms, imagining the near-future (5-10 years) urban environment.   Ford Videos

Posted in Ford, Partners, Projects, Transporation

Future Factories

Sponsored by: Autodesk/Pier 9  Date: Fall  2016  An in‐depth look at the processes and design requirements of future manufacturing modes, the architectural implications of these processes, and new manufacturing network or platform to meet technological changes.   

Posted in Architecture, Autodesk, Projects

Retail Point-of-Sale Project

Sponsored by: Know Yourself  Date: Spring 2017  Ideas for Point of Sale displays and new relationships with merchants vs online sales. Know Yourself + CCA   READ THE PROJECT BRIEF ›

Posted in Commerce, KnowYourself, Projects

Visa Merchant Experience

Sponsored by: Visa Date: Spring 2017  Exploration of Gen Z preferences for payment and relationship with financial institutions. READ THE PROJECT BRIEF ›

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Big Data


Sponsored by: Intel Date: Spring 2013 A sponsored studio featuring IxD, ID, and MFA Design investigating the creation of new visual, form-based and spatial interfaces focused on storytelling, goal tracking and decision making. This New Interactive Experiences class was facilitated

Posted in Intel, Projects, Technology

The Future Retail Experience


Sponsored by: Intel Date: Spring + Fall 2014 A sponsored project within an Interaction Design Experience Studio with an exploration aimed at understanding the new era of retail. Students identified and uncovered insights and paradigm shifts that lead to an

Posted in Commerce, Intel, Projects

Alternative Course Catalogs


Sponsored by: Workday Date: March 2015 A sponsored Workshop to examine new approaches to the traditional course catalogue. The workshop was focused on user-interface evaluation and creation, exploring how our community engages with information shared via the current online and

Posted in Home, Projects, Workday

Cloud Collaborations


Sponsored by: Adobe Date: Spring 2013 This sponsored project allowed students to prototype an interactive educational web experience for schools of design. Specifically, Adobe asked CCA to think through what the education experience should be for their new cloud-service called

Posted in Adobe, Home, Projects, Technology

Branding the Insurance Industry


Sponsored by: G2 Insurance Date: March 2015 A two-day sprint with CCA DMBA Students focused on Business Models & Stakeholders who combined their primary and secondary research on the insurance industry, trend analysis, and founder interviews to develop solutions that

Posted in G2 Insurance, Health, Projects

Robots in the Home


Sponsored by: Bosch Date: October thru Dec 2012 Interaction Design students focused on the possibilities for different functions and behaviors that a robot designed for a household might employ. CCA students investigated different options for interactions under various conditions. The

Posted in Bosch, Home, Projects, Technology

Future Mobility

Sponsored by: Audi Innovation Research (AIR) Date: June 2014 Audi’s innovation research office in San Francisco teamed up with CCA for a two week intensive workshop, an interdisciplinary collaboration geared towards exploring the car as a key intersection in a

Posted in Audi, Projects, Technology, Transporation

The Future of Transportation


Sponsored by: Volkswagen Electronics Research Lab Date: Spring 2013 Interaction Design students collaborated with VW/ERL to redefine mobility and what it means for future generations. Students were asked to identify mobility trends that are unique to the bay area, such

Posted in Projects, Technology, Transporation, Volkswagen