What will I learn?


Our world is increasingly complex and laden with many forms of measurable data. Infographics abound, but whether explicit or not, the stories they tell are all designed. In this hands-on course, students will learn to use mapping and design techniques to sort and synthesize data, unlock insights and communicate information. We will create four different types of maps and infographics and students will practice finding insight from both qualitative and quantitative information. Take this course if you are interested in learning how to navigate through and create for the complicated intersection of data and design. This class is for students of all experience levels.

Learn With

Teaching Team

Kate Maher
Earth Systems, Stanford

Melissa Miranda
Founder, Backtick

Carissa Carter
Director of Teaching & Learning, d.school



Any questions?

How can I contact the teaching team?

Email carissa@dschool.stanford.edu



  • Spring 2019

  • DESINST 215

  • 10 weeks

  • T/TH 9:30-11:20

  • 3-4 units

  • Studio 1


Apply by March 8th.

Applications are closed.

Accepting 24 Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students, Fellows & Post-Docs.