Graduate students, professionals and academics from across disciplines come together at the d.school to learn and apply design thinking to complex challenges facing people around the world.
The d.school fellowship program helps restless experts grow creative and resilient organizations, to accelerate systems-level impact in their areas of expertise. The program equips d.fellows to go back into the world with the vision and skills to reframe challenges, and the momentum they need to spark new ways of working.
The program breaks down into three parts:
Fall Quarter: September 2 – December 6, 2014, (Focus on Learning & Leading): Fellows take the d.school’s Organization Design course, participate in and lead additional design thinking workshops, and take part in fellowship events. That curriculum includes: 1. an orientation featuring Stanford faculty and outside experts in leadership, entrepreneurship, creativity, design, prototyping and more; 2. weekly studios led by d.school faculty and focused on fellows’ projects; and 3. gatherings to facilitate learning among the cohort.
Winter Quarter: Jan. 5 – March 14, 2015 (Focus on Leading & Doing): Fellows rev through the design thinking cycle in the field to sharpen your point of view and run prototypes. You’ll receive feedback and direction from d.school faculty and outside experts during studios, which occur when you’re not working in the field.
Spring Quarter: March 30 – June 30, 2015 (Focus on Doing): Fellows continue to receive feedback and direction from d.school faculty and outside experts. Using what you’ve learned during the winter and fall, you refine your project to launch something new in the world.