Spring 2013
Tu / Th 10:00a – 12:00p
Studio 1
ME 247
3 Units
Credit/No Credit


Transform the place that’s transforming your life.

The d.school is working with the University to re-invent the on-campus experience. Join us in Spring 2013 and uncover new ways for Stanford to continue to be a unique experience for generations to come.

Huge societal and technological shifts are disrupting education in unprecedented ways, questioning what it means to learn and live on campus. It’s time to harness those changes and re-invent what it means to be a student right here at Stanford.


A class in two parts.

In Part 1 (Spring, 2013) you will work in diverse teams to imagine how students might learn–and live–at Stanford 5 – 10 years from now.*

You will delve into design, dig into the most adventurous educational experiments happening around the country, immerse yourself in mind-blowing experiences both on- and off-campus, and create short films and wild prototypes that demonstrate the future of campus life.**

Students who want to craft a vision of the future of the Stanford experience, explore potentially disruptive ideas, spark new thinking, and inspire others to take action are encouraged to apply. Your work may be seen or experienced by faculty, deans, and the Stanford community at-large — the opportunity for impact is very real.


*Spring class is the first in a two-part series.You may apply to Part 1 (Spring, 2013) without any commitment to join Part 2 (Fall, 2013), although we hope several students will play a role in both classes. Depending upon your success in Spring, we may invite a small number of students to lead a team in the Fall class.

** Prior design thinking experience is valued, but not required. You must be ready to spend significant time outside of class working on these projects with a multidisciplinary team.

Apply Below
Applications due April 1 at 11:59pm. After you apply, show up on the first day of class.

(It just takes a minute, maybe two. You can also click here for the application.)


Teaching Team
David Kelley, d.school, ME Design, IDEO
Jon Feiber, d.school
Scott Doorley, d.school