Harvard×Design Conference: “Failure×Design”

The Harvard×Design Conference is an annual exploration of all things design. Launched in 2012, the conference is a collaborative effort between student groups at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Harvard Business School, and Harvard College – and the only cross-school event of its kind. The event brings together creative thinkers, design luminaries, experts from a variety of backgrounds, professors, and students to engage in and reinterpret the design process.
This year’s theme, under the name “Failure×Design,”, will be centered on the process of productive failure. The aim is to provide a platform for honest discussion about the role of failure in design, the many ways (we) designers can fail, but more importantly, the countless ways (we) they can overcome it.

Harvard×Design is open to everyone, participants range from Harvard graduate and undergraduate students across all degrees, non-Harvard students and faculty, and New England area professionals.


8:00-9:45 – REGISTRATION 8:45-9:00 – OPENING REMARKS 9:00-9:45 – NATASHA JEN | Pentagram 10:00-10:45 – COLLEEN MACKLIN | Parsons School of Design and PETLab 11:00-11:45 – ALBERT LEE | NEA 12:00-12:45 – TEMAN AND TERAN EVANS | PepsiCo LUNCH 1:45-1:30 – JENNY KUTNOW | Etsy 2:45-3:30 – ALLAN CHOCHINOV | SVA & Core77 3:45-4:30 – SHANA DRESSLER, Anna Fine, Dan Lee | 30 Weeks 4:45-5:45 – DESIGN CONSULTING PANEL | Jose Colucci | IDEO, Yuhgo Yamaguchi | CONTINUUM, Adam Rubin | Fahrenheit 212, Jen Briselli | MAD*POW moderated by Michelle Fisher, MoMA 5:45-6:00 – CLOSING REMARKS

Lunch and reception in the lobby, pit and porticos

Complete information and tickets

Hosted by HBS Design Club, GSDxDesign amd Harvard College Springboard. Sponsored in part by a generous gift from Mr. J. W. Kaempfer, Jr. MBA 1971, Squarespace and Pentagram.

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