What will I learn?


Learn the fundamentals of Systems Innovation + Design Thinking and apply it to scaled and complex sustainability challenges.

This project-based class combines Systems Innovation and Design Thinking, with the goal of designing interventions to large scale, complex and systemic challenges. This class draws from System theory, Behavioral Sciences, elements of Diffusion Theory, and a methodology for scaled transformation. Tools and theories introduced in class will be used to structure large-scale transformations that simultaneously create value on environmental, societal, and economic fronts. This is a project-based class involving team-based, real world challenges that are all complex and scaled. Primarily meant for Graduate Students (especially qualified/motivated Seniors will be considered). 

Learn With

Teaching Team

Banny Banerjee
Director & Founder, Stanford ChangeLabs

Annette Zou
Systems Strategy Designer, Stanford ChangeLabs


Any questions?

How can I contact the teaching team?

Email us at: azou@stanford.edu


  • Spring 2019

  • ENVRES 380 / SUST 230

  • 3-4 Units

  • Letter Grade

  • F, 9:30a-4:20p

  • Studio 2


Apply by Friday, March 8th, 2019

Applications are closed.

Accepting 24 Students.

Open to Graduate Students, Fellows, post-docs.