Project Joy: Designing delight into the workplace

Winter 2016
Sat Feb 13, 9:00am-6:00pm
Sun Feb 14, 9:00am-12:00pm
Studio 2

Want to bring as much joy to your next job as you feel when you’re at the d.school?  Join this pop up class!

We all know the d.school is known for crafting engaging, fulfilling experiences that breed joy for students and teachers.  But what about the “real world” Many struggle to consistently experience that level of joy in their workplace.  

This class is about intentionally designing for joy in the context of the workplace.  Workplaces are usually tuned for efficiency, security, productivity, service and safety.  Is it possible to add joy to that list in a way that improves everything else?  The design process will give you a framework to do this. Students will identify personal principles of joy, map out the systems and stakeholders within a workplace, then prototype and test activities and rituals to create a culture of joy, at work.  

In this class, you will practice advanced design thinking methods including conducting field research, developing design principles, and mapping out stakeholders and systems.  Students will come away with a deeper understanding of designing for an individual within the context of a larger system.  And – it’s a class about joy!  Rest assured, it will certainly be joyful.  

Apply
Accepting 24 Students. Open to Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Fellows, post-docs. Apply here before Sunday December 6 at 11:59pm.

Teaching Team

Fred Leichter, d.school Lecturer and SVP Design Thinking, Fidelity Labs
Suzi Hamill, VP Design Thinking, Fidelity Labs
Asha Srikantiah, Director Design Thinking, Fidelity Labs

Abad Rivera, JetBlue

Questions
fleichter@dschool-old.stanford.edu
Suzanne.hamill@fmr.com
ashwini.srikantiah@fmr.com