Design Field Notes: Drew McPherson, PhD Candidate, UC Berkeley


11/09/2021 4:00 pm —
11/09/2021 5:00 pm



Join us for another semester of Design Field Notes—an ongoing lecture series part of our course DES INV 95. This speaker series invites a dynamic group of designers, artists, and academics in design-related fields to share their work and practice with our students and public.

This event series will be held on Zoom, and is free and open to the public using this link. A Zoom account is required for login and access to this series.

Drew McPherson is a mechanical engineer with an interest in assistive technology, mechatronics, human-centered product design, and rapid prototyping. He recently co-taught a course on Prosthetic Hand Design in the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation at UC Berkeley. He is currently a 2nd year PhD candidate in Mechanical Engineering at UC Berkeley and has also earned a B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering at UC Berkeley, where he focused on bio-inspired design, mechatronics, biomechanics and product design. He co-founded EnableTech, bringing students together with community members with disabilities to create prototypes to address daily challenges they face. He also served as a TOM (Tikkun Olam Makers) fellow attending, facilitating and mentoring at international and local makeathons of assistive technology for people with disabilities.

 Lauren Ardis,,  714-454-0562