Our mission as a multidisciplinary organization focuses on human-centered design. We partner with professors, companies, non-profits, and any entity for social good on campus and beyond. Our goal is to develop specific projects utilizing design thinking to improve or introduce solutions on poverty, health, environment, and society.
As a diverse organization of all skill sets and backgrounds, we are fueled by our own passions and converge upon those passions to create a holistic organization by continuously iterating with the goal of empowering ourselves and others. We strive to create a community of unique individuals, united by our core values and beliefs centered around positive impact. It is important to us to foster a collaborative, open-minded, and empathetic culture.
We promote the value of diverse thought:
We try, we modify, we try again:
We design with intention:
We are all leaders who empower ourselves and others:
From our founding class in 2017 to our current ICB family, we have grown immensely as a community. This organization was created by the University Innovation Fellows as part of the effort to increase undergraduate innovation and entrepreneurship throughout UC Berkeley.
Since our beginnings, we have always championed multidisciplinary designers, thinkers, and leaders who seek to tackle the “wicked problems” of society through human-centered design. Unlike other design consulting organizations, we offer pro-bono partnerships and high quality deliverables as part of our dedication toward positive social impact. The initial concept of collaborative design-thinking, ideating, and inventing remains a crucial and ever-evolving process of our club.
Hence, we have no formal recruitment process (resumes, portfolios, etc.) and instead gauge creative and collaborative skills through design challenges. Likewise, our club is completely operated by undergraduates, and each member has equal responsibility and agency in sustaining and improving our community.