What will I learn?


Students join designers and mentors to learn where they live and develop a personal design ethos and create meaningful experiences for their fellow students.

Through hands-on activities, readings and lectures students will assume the role of designer-in-residence to practice critical design techniques and bring their ideas into reality. Students who take on large-scale projects may be eligible for 2 units. This class is open to pre-assign residents of the Lantana Design House. Non-Lantana residents can contact instructors with interest. 

Learn With

Teaching Team


Scott Doorley
Creative Director, d.school

Rachelle Doorley
Founder, TinkerLab

Contact Us


Email Scott at sdoorley@stanford.edu



  • Fall 2018 & Winter 2019

  • DESINST 110A

  • Course Schedule: Class begins Week 2 of Autumn Quarter.

    Students are required to attend a 5-hour kickoff workshop on Sunday, Oct. 7 from 11am-4pm.

    Sessions then meet bi-weekly on Tuesday nights (through Week 7): Oct 16, Oct 30, & Nov 13.

    Students will also attend flexibly-timed mentoring sessions throughout the quarter.

  • Location: Lantana Design House

  • 1-2 Units

  • Credit/No Credit


Admission by application. Due 11:59p, Monday, September 17th.

Apply here!