xDesign is a collaborative student organization among groups at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Harvard Business School, Harvard College, and other organizations from across the Boston community. Since 2012, xDesign's annual conference aims to bring together creative thinkers, design luminaries, professors, industry leaders, and students to engage, debate, and reinterpret the design process. By promoting a culture of collaboration, we strive to share experiences across disciplines, explore pressing global issues, and empower students to become change agents through design.

Upcoming conference on March 27, 2022

Power x Design

2021 — 2022 get tickets

Power x Design


Past conferences

Reality x Design

2020 — 2021 view site

Reality x Design

Conflict x Design

2019 — 2020

Conflict x Design

Social x Design

2018 — 2019

Social x Design

Influence x Design

2017 — 2018

Influence x Design

Shift x Design

2016 — 2017

Shift x Design

Failure x Design

2015 — 2016

Failure x Design

(Un) x Design

2014 — 2015

(un) x Design

(&) x Design

2013 — 2014

& x Design

2012 — 2013

Inaugural Conference


Join the team

Students attending Harvard University interested in joining xDesign can reach out to the student group at the Graduate School of Design (gsdxdesign@gmail.com) or the Design Club at Harvard Business School design@studentclubs.hbs.edu. Interest meetings are held towards the beginning of the fall semester each academic year.