What will I learn?


This class focuses on individuals and their psychological well being. The class delves into how students perceive themselves and their work, and how they might use design thinking to lead a more creative and committed life. As a participant you read parts of a different book each week and then engage in exercises designed to unlock learnings. In addition, there is a self-selected term project dealing with either eliminating a problem from your life or doing something you have never done before. Apply the first day during class. Attendance at first session is mandatory; otherwise, at most one absence is acceptable.


Learn with

Teaching Team

Bernie Roth

Perry Klebahn


Any questions?

How can I contact the teaching team?

Email us at: bernie@dschool.stanford.edu


  • Winter 2019

  • ME 315

  • 3 Units

  • Credit/No Credit

  • Wed 1:30 - 4:20pm

  • Studio 1

  • Launched in 2007 (in the d.school, but really 1970)


Apply by Friday, Nov 30, 2018.

Accepting 16-20 students graduate students, fellows, and post-docs.