The design community in San Diego is varied, covering architecture through to user experience. The community has a long history and many strong design-based schools and supporting institutions.

You can see more at A website that UCSD's Design Lab is developing.

You can see community events here: A community calendar hosted by San Diego Experience Design (SDXD), a professional group for local experience designers.

Universities and Schools:

Major Organizations:

Major Events:

  • Y Conference (AIGA)
  • Design Forward (Design Lab)

Thought Leaders:

  • Don Norman, UCSD Design Lab