Projects are three-to-five-week engagements embedded within relevant CCA courses that offer responsive explorations. Successful projects:

  • Present an opportunity to work with students from a specific program area
  • Are often the culminating project within a course
  • Offer content and deliverables designed by CCA faculty and the partner
  • Are planned 3-6 months prior to the start of the semester

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Robots in the Home - Time Studio 2: Craft Behavior Final Project Documentation

Bosch: Robots in the Home

As a Bosch-sponsored project within Interaction Design's Behavior Craft studio, four teams of students created interaction experiences for robots that can clean, organize, and secure the home. Students worked directly with mentors from Frog Design, Google, Snibble Interactive, and Adobe.

Visit the Behavior Craft website to read creative briefs for each project, learn about the team members and their coaches, and watch their final presentations at the Bosch Robotics research lab.

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CCA Industrial Design's Experience Studio: Volkswagen / Audi-Sponsored Projects

Volkswagen Group of America: Future of Mobility

Volkswagen worked with CCA design students to identify mobility trends that are unique to the Bay Area and envision systemic solutions that will help redefine transportation in the years to come.

Student project at Lev's



Levi Strauss & Co.: Sludge to Ceramic Tile

An interdisciplinary group of CCA students collaborated with Levi’s water engineers, local scientists, and ceramic engineers to research the sludge byproduct of Levi’s washing and finishing facilities.

Participants researched the material, developed project proposals, and prototyped new solutions to repurpose the sludge and reduce the company’s impact on landfills.

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Student presenting

Cotton Incorporated: Cotton in the 21st Century

This project engaged CCA Fashion Design students with the detailed production of cotton in the United States.

With an emphasis on sustainable fashion-industry practices, the project enabled students to visit Cotton Incorporated’s headquarters in North Carolina and visit spinning mills to experience cotton production from growth to yarn to finished garments.