Boot Camp

Food for Good

A year ago, a group from PepsiCo came to the d.school to see how design thinking might apply to a new social business initiative they had begun to develop called Food for Good. They had already piloted a mobile summer feeding program but wanted to explore other avenues to bring healthy foods to inner city…
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Food for Good

The Bootcamp Bootleg is Here!

The d.school Bootcamp teaching team has curated a loose collection of the methods, modes and mindsets that Bootcamp students found most useful this quarter. The Bootcamp Bootleg is intended for people who’ve already had an introduction to design thinking, but who need some refreshers as they head out to tackle real-world challenges. The teaching team…
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The Bootcamp Bootleg is Here!

d.school Tailgate BBQ

We are inviting the whole d.school community (you!) to a tailgate BBQ this Saturday. Come hang out with the d.school community. Saturday November 7, 11 am on Maloney Field near the corner of El Camino Real and Sam MacDonald Road. Head off to the game [12:30 pm start] or stay with us into the afternoon….
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d.school Tailgate BBQ

Redesigning Retirement

Our Bootcamp students wrapped up their second design projects this week, and the results were spectacular. Twelve teams spent three weeks using the design process to re-invent “the Golden Years” for rebellious Baby Boomers. Students were asked to give particular focus to the empathy phase of the process, and develop a strong user Point of…
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Question of the day

Our bootcamp students are deep in prototype-test-iterate cycles for their second design project, and they’re asking a question that’s fairly universal for design-process learners: Do I have to test my prototype with the same users I designed it for? The short answer is: Heck no! It’s always best to get as far out of your…
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Question of the day

Applications for Design Thinking Bootcamp are now available!

Future innovators, prepare yourselves to become breakthrough thinkers and doers. Cross the boundaries between technology, business, and human values. Use design thinking to work on BIG projects with multidisciplinary teams. Be human-centered, prototype driven, and mindful of process in everything you do. Get a jump on your skills for d.school classes and Labs offered in…
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Applications for Design Thinking Bootcamp are now available!