What will I learn?


Students must enroll for both winter and spring quarters.

Design for Extreme Affordability is a two-quarter project course in which students design comprehensive solutions to challenges faced by the world’s poor. Students learn design thinking and its specific application to problems in low resource countries. Students work in multidisciplinary teams at the intersection of business, technology, and human values. All projects are conducted in close partnership with a variety of international organizations. These organizations host student fieldwork, facilitate the design development, and implement ideas after the class ends. Learn more at extreme.stanford.edu.

Learn With

Teaching Team

Stuart Coulson

Marlo Kohn

Joan Dorsey
Graduate School of Business

Nell Turner
Graduate School of Business


Any questions?

How can I contact the teaching team?

Email us at: extreme@dschool.stanford.edu


  • Winter & Spring 2020

  • OIT 333/334, ME 206A/B

  • Mon/Wed 10:30am - 12:20pm

  • Thu 7:30pm - 9:30pm

  • 4 Units per Quarter

  • Letter Grade

  • Studio 2


Applications due Sunday, November 3, 2019 @ 11:59pm

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