At any one moment, there are hundreds of projects underway at the d.school. They range from impromptu challenges that last just an hour or two, to 10-week class projects, to student teams that continue on to deploy their solutions and start companies. When we see strong, ongoing student interest in a particular area, an initiative forms to support those projects. For example, an ongoing interest in bringing design thinking to schools and children developed into our K-12 lab. Our Social Entrepreneurship Lab fosters the extraordinary student interest in using design thinking to create companies that can do good in the world.
As our students develop interests in new directions, d.school initiatives will continue to form and develop around them.