Design for Extreme Affordability

Winter & Spring 2017
OIT333/334, ME206A/B
4 Units per Quarter
Letter Grade
Mon/Wed, 10:30a -12:20pm
Thursdays, 7:30p – 9:30pm
Studio 2

Launched 2004

Design for Extreme Affordability is a two-quarter project course in which students design comprehensive solutions to challenges faced by the world’s poor. Students learn design thinking and its specific application to problems in low resource countries. Students work in multidisciplinary teams at the intersection of business, technology, and human values. All projects are conducted in close partnership with a variety of international organizations. These organizations host student fieldwork, facilitate the design development, and implement ideas after the class ends. Learn more at

See to apply. Deadline: Wednesday Nov. 9, 2016 at 11:59pm

Teaching Team
Dave Beach, Mechanical Engineering Design Group
Jim Patell, Graduate School of Business
Stuart Coulson,
Andrew Molina,
Joan Dorsey, Graduate School of Business
Nell Turner, Graduate School of Business


Design for Extreme Affordability