The Stanford d.school recently hosted a Pitch Night on May 18 that inspired over 50 student teams to enter for a chance to win the opportunity to present their projects at this year’s Aspen Ideas Festival. Four teams were selected to attend the Festival, which brings together some of the most inspired and provocative thinkers from around the globe.
The teams come from disciplines across Stanford’s campus, but each of their projects exemplify d.school values like fostering radical collaboration and tackling big projects. Their projects range from ground-breaking medical devices, to new ways to spark education, to ideas for disrupting mainstream media messaging.
You can see their full presentations from the Aspen Ideas Festival below.
Seth Norman, Matt Tilleard, Kevin Chi, and Jake Frenz are redesigning the IV bag for the US military of the 21st century.
David Janka, Myung Sun Choi, Naama Stauber, Kat Steele, and Daniel Wei-Chen Hong illuminated the widespread issues associated with self-catheterization and shared their redesign of catheter packaging to make it more discreet and hygienic.
Aaron Peck, Eugene Korsunskiy, Jason Chua, and Kathayoon Khalil shared their experiences with an educational build-mobile and embarked on an idea to take it cross-country to help kids build their creative confidence.
Elaine Chang presented on behalf of her team who are developing an online platform to support citizen media and encourage substantive discourse in mainstream media.