Design Talks
Using Design and Technology for Social Good

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    Conversations that highlight how design shapes the region, with opportunities to learn from designers firsthand.

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    All week

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    Technology, Research, Product, Education
Design Talks
Using Design and Technology for Social Good

This talk will cover the path of design technologist, activist, and educator, Danne Woo. Born and raised in San Diego the son of two graphic designers, Woo was exposed to and inspired by all things design since birth. Although design has always been a part of his life, his obsession with emerging technologies, programming, and engineering has allowed him to look at design from an entirely different perspective. The projects he has worked on for more than a decade combine these two worlds of design principles and technological tools. The topics that inspire many of these projects mainly focus on how to better the world we live in and the people who inhabit it.

Using Design and Technology for Social Good /// San Diego Design Week 2022

About the host

Danne Woo

Danne Woo is a San Diego native and an Assistant Professor of Interaction Design at Queens College, CUNY in Queens, New York. He has been working as a design technologist since 2004. He received his Master of Professional Studies from New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) where he focused on data-driven projects, musical innovation, alternative energy, and large crowd interactions. Danne is founder and CEO of Datavisual (, a web-based platform for designing data-driven graphics. He has been a consultant with Color of Change since 2018 and holds the Guinness World Record for his multiplayer video game Splat.