A bold new design institute at Stanford

Five years ago, we started with a dream about building a place for design at Stanford.

We wanted to build a place where design thinking is the glue that binds people together, a place we called the d.school.

The d.school has become a hub for Stanford students and faculty in engineering, medicine, business, the humanities, and education to learn design thinking and work together to solve big problems in a human centered way. These students have taken the design thinking methodology and applied it in new places to new problems. Along the way, they have developed their own process for reliably producing innovative solutions to nearly any challenge.

In a time when there is hunger for innovation everywhere, we believe our first responsibility is to help prepare a generation of students to rise with the challenges of our times. These “students” will increasingly range from kindergarteners to senior executives at Fortune 500 companies.

We are seeing this way of working become a global movement, and we’re excited to now be one of many d.schools.