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Redesigning Philanthropy

Last week we were thrilled to have the chance to share the design thinking process with three of the nation’s most influential philanthropic organizations: The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The foundations are collaborating on solving a critical failure point…
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Redesigning Philanthropy

Arts Intensive Teams Noodle on Ramen Experience

Let me give a testimony to what Stanford undergrads can do when we have their undivided attention. We are blown away. The Arts Intensive students are massively engaged. After a week of design thinking skills-building culminating in a one-minute movie festival, they’ve launched into their first major team project, redesigning the instant ramen experience. We’ve…
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Arts Intensive Teams Noodle on Ramen Experience

d.school Arts Intensive Underway

Undergrads finally have a toe in the door at the d.school! Thanks to the Stanford Arts Intensive Program, we’ve got 16 students and two assistants jamming on design thinking skills and projects for two and half weeks just before the start of Autumn quarter classes. We couldn’t be more thrilled. It’s a small start, but…
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d.school Arts Intensive Underway

NSF takes over the d.school! (for a few days…)

The d.school is thrilled to be hosting the final of four NSF funded workshops on Interdisciplinary Graduate Design Education. Highlights so far include an inspirational talk by David Kelley, introduction vehicles with Tina Seelig, and how to get into high security hospitals with just a paper name tag by Bernie Roth. See if you can…
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NSF takes over the d.school! (for a few days…)

The Edible Balloon; d.school eats nouveau!

On Friday May 30, the d.school hosted Chef Ben Roche, of Moto Restauraunt in Chicago, for an interactive design exchange. He showed us the edible balloon technique, and aliens landing on our plates. The participants responded with levitating food, popsicle dinner, marshmallow-cayenne surprise, and a brand new take on the prairie oyster, among other nouveau…
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The Edible Balloon; d.school eats nouveau!

Executives, It’s Independence Day. Design Thinking Bootcamp Now Open for July

NOW OPEN! d.school Executive Education Program – this July Design Thinking Boot Camp: From Insights to Innovation offers executives the chance to learn design thinking — a human-centered, prototype-driven process for innovation that can be applied to product, service, and business design. We believe that innovation is necessary in every aspect of business, and that…
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Executives, It’s Independence Day. Design Thinking Bootcamp Now Open for July

Cooking with Gas

During the week of November 11th, the d.school hosted an executive education program in conjunction with the Graduate School of Business. The participants of “Customer Focused Innovation” spent the mornings in lectures at the b-school, and the afternoons immersed in design thinking at the d.school. Nearly forty executives from a diverse group of companies spread…
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Cooking with Gas

Customer-Focused Innovation

The d.school and Stanford’s Graduate School of Business recently teamed up to teach an executive education course called Customer-Focused Innovation.  The experience of the course was designed to pair theory and action in a way that would help participants be able to know and do upon returning to their respective organizations.  As Bob Sutton talks…
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Customer-Focused Innovation

A family of design thinkers – Aravind Eye Hospitals

The d.school had a fantastic group of vistors from Aravind Eye Hospitals, based in Madurai, India, this morning. An amazingly ambitious and successful non-profit whose mission is to eliminate unnecessary blindness, Aravind has achieved a measure of efficiency in opthalmic surgery unheard of in more resource-rich nations. With no outside funding, they have innovated the…
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A family of design thinkers – Aravind Eye Hospitals