Studios are dynamic, semester-long (15-week) investigations that offer partners an infusion of fresh ideas. Successful studios:

  • Undertake long-term visioning and problem solving
  • Present an opportunity to work with students from a specific program area
  • Offer content and deliverables designed by CCA faculty and the partner
  • Are planned 6-12 months prior to the start of the semester

More info: Contact Karen Weber at 415.703.9555 or

Data X: Intel Sponsored Interdisciplinary Studio

Intel Corporation: New Interactive Experiences

Interaction Design students envisioned the future of data and data visualization, exploring potential uses for Intel technology.

Students partnered with the City of San Francisco to investigate bicycle safety and neighborhood-civic communication, developing proposals to address community needs with interactive visualization techniques.

Graphic display of Citrix customer display

Citrix: Membership and Belonging

MBA in Design Strategy students collaborated with Citrix Customer Experience to explore the concept of membership and what it means to “belong” in a socially and technologically connected world.

Buoyant Ecologies graphic

Autodesk: Buoyant Ecologies

This studio developed speculative proposals for a floating vessel that would both expand Autodesk’s Pier 9 workshop and open it up to new possibilities for public engagement along San Francisco’s Embarcadero.

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