What will I learn?


Hacking Your Innovation Mindset

This course is for you if you want to:

  • Tackle real-world problems using human-centered design. One of the class projects will be in collaboration with a local organization and one will be sourced from the interests of the students in the class.
  • Explore and expand your identity as a creative individual and develop the capacity to foster a culture of innovation in teams and organizations.
  • Sharpen your leadership and collaboration skills as part of an experiential learning community composed of students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Connect with fantastic resources. In addition to your peers and the teaching team, you will work with guest experts and learn from Silicon Valley organizations.

Learn With

Teaching Team

Leticia Britos Cavagnaro, PhD

Co-Director, University Innovation Fellows

Adjunct Professor, d.school

Maureen Carroll, PhD

Founder, Lime Design Associates

Lecturer, d.school

Dr. Frederik G. Pferdt

Chief Innovation Evangelist, Google Inc.

Adjunct Professor, d.school


  • Fall 2017
  • ME377
  • Mon + Wed: 4:30-7:00p
  • 4 Units
  • Letter Grade
  • Studio 3


Application closed. 

Open to graduate students