Join Us at the Whiteboard

We are now accepting RSVPs for the next Whiteboard @SonicRim on March 23rd from 2:00-5:00 p.m. This time, we’re mixing things up a little! Whiteboard will be in an open-space meeting format, meaning that we will break into smaller groups by discussion topic and then come together periodically to share insights from conversations. People can pick their topic group and move around as they please.

Please email if you are interested in joining us at our San Francisco office for another relaxed afternoon of drinks and creative conversation. To learn more about Whiteboard, read on!


Several years ago, the SonicRim team did a project on the role of whiteboards in office spaces. From this eye-opening experience, we learned that the whiteboard is a valuable tool for facilitating exploration, discovery, and collaboration. On a more philosophical level, it represents the void that we fill with our knowledge and imagination—a space that brings minds together.

So what’s Whiteboard?

We want to use Whiteboard @SonicRim as a platform for inspiring reflection among our community, and to start thinking about the future with a clean, blank space. We have 128 square feet of whiteboard at SonicRim, and we invite you to fill it with ideas about the relevance and purpose of our work. We’ll spend the first hour networking and mingling, and then move on to whiteboarding.

Who can come?

Practicing designers and design researchers, or people from industry jobs who are curious to learn about design research. Even if your day job requires you to compete with each other, the whiteboard is a platform for everyone to collaborate creatively.


665 Third Street, Suite 410 in the SOMA neighborhood of San Francisco

We’ve had three Whiteboard events so far. Check out our recap of the last session here.

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