We help clients solve the right problems.
The Agency Services Program provides world-class professional services to university, industry, civic, and community partners based on our deep expertise and knowledge about human-centered design and guided by our novel research at the frontiers of the design field.
SPEAKING | Leading experts share research, information, and processes alongside insights from applications to help audiences better understand human-centered design.
WORKSHOPS | Short-term learning experiences focused on relatable issues help introduce new processes and provide an environment that builds confidence.
TRAINING | Global experts in education and experienced designers transfer knowledge and build skills to accelerate your team’s professional development
CONSULTING | Renowned professors and experienced professionals across UC San Diego’s campus provide thought leadership and consultation to ensure that your projects are planned, managed, and measured according to the most advanced practices in the design field.
RESEARCH | Leveraging the brain trust of a top-ranked research university and a research-ready student body allows for rigorous research methods, analytics, and outcomes.
When you need experts to help solve your problem, contact the leaders in human-centered design.
To learn how your organization can engage the UCSD Design Lab Agency Services Program, email Program Manager Kevin Popovic at DesignLabAgency@ucsd.edu or visit us in the state-of-the-art Design and Innovation Building on UC San Diego’s Campus.
Does this program operate like a professional design agency?
Yes. The Agency Services Program is managed by Kevin Popovic, Founder of Ideahaus®, an award-winning creative communications agency, and the Principal of The Idea Guy®, a management consulting firm helping clients create new ideas that solve business problems.
What types of companies does the program work with?
The Agency Services Program works with all types of organizations: business-to-business, business-to-consumer, non-profit, and governmental agencies.
Does the program only provide services when school is in-session?
The Agency Services Program is a full-time services provider. Designers, Faculty, Residents, and Designers-In-Residence are available, as needed, to support client projects.