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We believe everyone has the capacity to be creative. The Stanford d.school is a place where people use design to develop their own creative potential.

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Applications for fall quarter d.school courses are now open! Submit by September 7th, 2018.

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01 Stanford Students

Classes for Stanford students

Experimental. Student-centered. Team-taught. Come explore our current offerings, all based on real-world projects.

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Our goal is to help you use design to make change where you are. 
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02 Programs

Make impact with design

People in business, higher education, the public sector and K12 education are using design to create change. We offer learning experiences for professionals, educators, and students from beyond Stanford.

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What We Do
03 Field Notes

Real-world projects

How does design thinking work in practice? These stories inspire us and can help you make a case for change.

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04 Happening Now

Upcoming Events

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    Jul.
    21, 2018

    Apply for the Creativity in Research Scholars by July 21!

    Overviewd.school Creativity in Research Scholars are a disciplinary diverse set of Stanford PhD students. In addition to their primary research ...
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    Jul.
    17, 2018

    Introductory Design Thinking Workshop

    Are you curious about design thinking? Hungry to experience it for yourself? Don’t just watch from the sidelines – come give it a try.We’re holding a ...
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    Jul.
    13, 2018

    Introductory Design Thinking Workshop

     Are you curious about design thinking? Hungry to experience it for yourself? Don’t just watch from the sidelines – come give it a try at the ...
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    Jun.
    18, 2018

    Designing for Social Systems Workshop - June 2018

    Join us for an intensive workshop to help you design more human-centered, strategic, and effective programs and organizations in the social sector. ...
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    Jun.
    12, 2018

    Introductory Design Thinking Workshop

    Are you curious about design thinking? Hungry to experience it for yourself? Don’t just watch from the sidelines – come give it a try.We’re holding a ...
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    Jun.
    8, 2018

    Navigate ambiguity with us at SF Design Week

    Immerse yourself in our paper forest made from 30,000 feet of hanging paper*. Join the Stanford d.school at SF Design Week and explore student ...
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    Jun.
    7, 2018

    Navigate ambiguity with us at SF Design Week

    Immerse yourself in our paper forest made from 30,000 feet of hanging paper*. Join the Stanford d.school at SF Design Week and explore student ...
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    Apr.
    3, 2018

    Launchpad's Product/Market Fit Assessment Lab (office hours)

     Do you want to launch a new venture? Got a "killer idea" that you've been toying with over the last few months, and want to see whether you have ...
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    Mar.
    30, 2018

    Introductory Design Thinking Workshop

     Are you curious about design thinking? Hungry to experience it for yourself? Don’t just watch from the sidelines – come give it a try at the ...
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    Jan.
    21, 2018

    Introductory Design Thinking Workshop

    Are you curious about design thinking? Hungry to experience it for yourself? Don’t just watch from the sidelines – come give it a try.We’re holding a ...
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    Jan.
    20, 2018

    Teaching and Learning Studio Faculty Workshop

    The Teaching and Learning Studio workshop helps higher education teachers use design thinking to create student-centric active learning ...
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    Nov.
    2, 2017

    The Designer's Workout: Strengthen your design thinking abilities

     Curious about design thinking and how it can equip you to lead your work differently? Participated in an intro to design thinking activity (not ...
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    Sep.
    15, 2017

    Introductory Design Thinking Workshop

     THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT, THANK YOU!Are you curious about design thinking? Hungry to experience it for yourself? Don’t just watch from the ...
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    Jul.
    19, 2017

    Introductory Design Thinking Workshop

    Are you curious about design thinking? Hungry to experience it for yourself? Don’t just watch from the sidelines – come give it a try.We’re holding a ...
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    Jul.
    14, 2017

    Introductory Design Thinking Workshop

    Are you curious about design thinking? Hungry to experience it for yourself? Don’t just watch from the sidelines – come give it a try.We’re holding a ...
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    Jun.
    14, 2017

    Introductory Design Thinking Workshop

    Are you curious about design thinking? Hungry to experience it for yourself? Don’t just watch from the sidelines – come give it a try.We’re holding a ...
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    Jun.
    1, 2017

    Wayfinder 5 Day Summer Program for High Schoolers

    Summer 2017: Project Wayfinder is excited to announce a 5-day summer program for high schoolersWe are very excited to be hosting our first ever 5-day ...
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    May.
    22, 2017

    Applications Open! Designing for Social Systems Workshop

    The d.school is excited to announce an intensive workshop for leaders and practitioners in nonprofit, philanthropy, government, and social impact ...
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    May.
    11, 2017

    Info Session: Creativity in Research Scholars on May 11

    Overviewd.school Creativity in Research Scholars are a disciplinary diverse set of Stanford PhD students. In addition to their primary research ...
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    May.
    1, 2017

    Night Launch

    The d.school's celebrated Launchpad program presents:Night LaunchAn evening where you can see and experience 10 stellar products and services just ...
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    Mar.
    31, 2017

    Introductory Design Thinking Workshop

    Are you curious about design thinking? Hungry to experience it for yourself? Don’t just watch from the sidelines – come give it a try.We’re holding a ...
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    Feb.
    27, 2017

    Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2017 UIF Program

    Calling all student dreamers, inventors, and designers to join the global University Innovation Fellows program!Applications for the University ...
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    Feb.
    22, 2017

    d.school Spring Preview

    Wed. Feb. 22, 12-1 PM Come to the d.school to taste our new lineup of classes and workshops for Spring!From 12-1PM teaching teams from every ...

05 Resources

Tools for Creative Action

Explore activities and resources we use in our classes and programs and adapt them for your own projects. 

06 Contact

Get in Touch

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