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HACK.d awards announced

Our esteemed judges have announced the following news upon completion of the d.school’s first hackathon, 48 hours of deep dives into design thinking with the purpose of bringing it to the wider world: Two pictured teams, d.canvas (Dianna Kane, Josh Schwartzman, Poyi Chen, and Katie Johnson) and Overlay.d (Brantley Beaird, Yuri de Souza, Michael Revell,…
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HACK.d awards announced

HACK.d Projects Posted

The 150 people who started this weekend as relative strangers as part of the d.school’s first hackathon are presenting their work live this afternoon to members of the public and a panel of expert judges and investors. We’re floored by the creativity and range of the professionals who participated, not to mention the huge potential…
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HACK.d Projects Posted

Driptech Makes Business Week’s 25 Most Intriguing New Businesses

Peter Frykman poses with a hot-off-the-press copy of Business Week featuring Driptech, the drip irrigation company Peter formed using technology he developed with his Entrepreneurial Design for Extreme Affordability team. Business Week’s story exposes the newest and most interesting companies that are being born even in the midst of this recession. “History shows that great…
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Driptech Makes Business Week’s 25 Most Intriguing New Businesses

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

Our Newest d.school Ambassador

Charlie Ellinger, our Senior Administrator, Rock of Gibraltar, and all around adult supervision is retiring today! Charlie has been with the d.school since before there even WAS a d.school (let’s hope the authorities don’t hear about that, though). We’re sad we won’t have her enthusiastic and anchoring presence around every day from now on. But…
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Our Newest d.school Ambassador

Welcome our new d.school Fellows, Thomas Both & Jeremy Utley!

Over the past several months we have had the honor of receiving applicants from all over the world for the position of d.school Fellow. Seeing the capabilities of this group has been a humbling glimpse of the best things yet to come in the world. As that process has concluded, it is about time that…
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Welcome back, Susie Wise! A new role and focus for this practiced d.schooler.

The founding director of the d.school K-12 Lab, Susie coordinated the efforts of a huge number of people to build out the Nueva School iLab and ensuing curriculum in a jam-packed six months. Susie has been on hiatus since Winter of 2008, and is returning to the d.school in a new role, working with the…
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Welcome back, Susie Wise! A new role and focus for this practiced d.schooler.

Rich Crandall extends his term at the d.school as Director of K-12

Please join us in extending our congratulations and warm re-welcome to Rich Crandall! We are pleased to announce that Rich, one of our 2007-2008 d.school fellows, has agreed to remain at the d.school in a director’s role, leading the K-12 Lab through at least Summer 2009. Rich started with Susie Wise and the K-12 Lab…
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Rich Crandall extends his term at the d.school as Director of K-12

IDEAs!

Congratulations go out to d.school regular David Baggeroer, whose thesis-work in the Joint Program in Design, a glorious innovation on triathlon handlebars, won a BusinessWeek 2008 International Design Excellence Award (IDEA). Fantastic work among fantastic competition!

IDEAs!

New d.school Fellows for 2008-2009!

Introducing the d.school Fellows for 2008-2009, Erica Estrada, Joel Sadler, Scott Witthoft, and Corey Ford. After an extensive process of applications, multiple interviews, meet-and-greets, and heart-to-hearts, we are so pleased and proud to announce all four of our new fellows for this coming year, chosen from a crowd of truly amazing candidates. In the past…
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New d.school Fellows for 2008-2009!