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“Students take on real-world projects in our classes and labs, giving them practice and confidence in their innovation process.”


Winter 2017

See each class page for more info and application deadline.


Core Classes

In a core class you can expect a well-rounded design thinking experience that will flex your skills in most (if not all) core design thinking abilities. While the subject matter and style of each course differs, our core classes will be your most comprehensive design thinking experience. Offered for credit. Length varies.

Design Thinking Studio

FEED Lab: Food System Design & Innovation


Design for Extreme Affordability (win + spr)

Design Garage (win + spr)


Boost Classes

Boost classes help you enhance your design thinking toolkit. they aren’t comprehensive introductions to design thinking, rather they focus on 2-3 key abilities and offer a rigorous learning experience that will amplify your design thinking chops no matter your experience level or areas of interest. Offered for credit. Length Varies.

Abstract to Concrete: A Design Abilities Studio

Coaching Design Thinking


Movie Design

Needfinding in The Wild

Prototyping Access to Justice


The Designer in Society – (Apply on the first day of class)

The Intersection of Performance, Architecture & Design


Try out a Pop-Out workshop for a taste of experiential learning and design thinking. These workshops all take place out in the world in a relevant context for the specific course topic. They won’t be held at the d.school. No credit offered. Length varies.

Fostering Innovation Through Inclusion
Thur, Jan 12 & Thur, Jan 19 : Google HQ
Medical Device Design: Identifying Problems Through Observation
Sat, Jan 28 & Sun, Jan 29 : CAPE Simulation Lab

Exponential Ideation: Fresh & Unstuck
Sun, Jan 29 : San Jose Institution of Contemporary Art

Ritual Design for Org Change
Thur, Feb 2 & Fri, Feb 3  : SAP
Testing at Scale: The Sports Fan Experience
Sat, Feb 25 : Oracle Arena, Oakland
Design for Inclusion
Sat, Feb 25 & Sat, Mar 4 : Ed Roberts Campus, Berkeley



For graduate students engaged in research projects.

Research as Design
Fri, Feb 3 & Sat, Feb 4




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