Designing for Social Systems: People, Programs & Systems Workshop
May
3
Jun 25

Designing for Social Systems: People, Programs & Systems Workshop

A six-day workshop to create more human-centered, strategic, and effective programs and organizations in the social sector. We teach how to apply the tools, approaches, and mindsets of design thinking, integrated with the basics of systems thinking, to tackle complex multi-stakeholder social systems projects. Learn more and apply here.

Workshop dates:

December 8-13, 2019 (6-days)

Application timeline:

Apps Open: March 11,2019
Early Consideration Deadline: May 3,2019
Early Consideration Notifications: May 24,2019
Rolling Admissions: May 4,2019 - (until cohort filled); Notifications sent on the last Friday of each month

Where:

Stanford d.school
416 Escondido Mall, Building 550
Stanford, CA 94305

Who should apply:

Leaders and practitioners from nonprofit, philanthropy, government, and social impact organizations. The program is geared toward those responsible for strategic planning and decision making, as well as management of colleagues, programs, and projects.

Tuition:

Tuition is offered at four tiers: $7,000, $4,000, $2,500, and $1,000.

We are offering discounted tuition tiers to make the workshop more equitable and accessible to organizations with limited resources. The request for reduced tuition is included in the application itself and determined on an individual basis.

Tuition includes course materials, daily breakfast and lunch, and two dinners. Airfare and lodging are not included in the program fee.

We highly encourage individuals to consider applying with their team, or members of their team. A 20% discounted rate is offered for two or more attendees from the same organization.

Designing for Social Systems: People and Programs Workshop
May
3
Jun 25

Designing for Social Systems: People and Programs Workshop

A four-day workshop focused on creating effective programs, or redesigning programs to increase their effectiveness. We teach design thinking as the central method to advance work in a more human, creative, and iterative way. Learn more and apply here.

Workshop dates:

August 27-30, 2019 (4-day)

Application timeline:

Apps Open: March 11,2019
Apps Close: May 3,2019
Notifications: May 24,2019

Where:

Stanford d.school
416 Escondido Mall, Building 550
Stanford, CA 94305

Who should apply:

Leaders and practitioners from nonprofit, philanthropy, government, and social impact organizations. The program is geared toward those responsible for strategic planning and decision making, as well as management of colleagues, programs, and projects.

Tuition:

Tuition is offered at three tiers: $5,000, $2,500, and $1,000.

We are offering discounted tuition tiers to make the workshop more equitable and accessible to organizations with limited resources. The request for reduced tuition is included in the application itself and determined on an individual basis.

Tuition includes course materials, daily breakfast and lunch, and two dinners. Airfare and lodging are not included in the program fee.

We highly encourage individuals to consider applying with their team, or members of their team. A 20% discounted rate is offered for two or more attendees from the same organization.

Workshop: The world needs YOU to be a tech person
Jun
26
9:30 AM09:30

Workshop: The world needs YOU to be a tech person

One of two emerging tech workshops this spring open to the public as well as the Stanford community. The workshops are taught by the d.school’s Teaching + Learning team. They are free.

We are particularly interested in inviting participants that are underrepresented in the tech community.


Apply for the Creativity in Research Scholars by May 10!
May
10
12:01 AM00:01

Apply for the Creativity in Research Scholars by May 10!

Overview

d.school Creativity in Research Scholars are a diverse set of Stanford PhD students across all disciplines. In addition to their primary research activities, these individuals are learning and applying design thinking to push the boundaries of their work and create entirely new applications and approaches to their research.

This program is deeply participatory, rigorous, and meant for doctoral students that are eager to use creative practices and collaboration to create impact. Some previous projects include: (1) The Parkinson's Story Exchange - A collection of stories to help researchers understand the patients they are working to help, and patients an understanding of how they fit into the research picture. (2) What Does the Border Sound Like? - A music album with new songs by contemporary musicians in the Rio Grande Valley, and (3) The Collaborative Research Platform - An online platform to enable a visual and interactive form of collaborative research.

Learn more about the previous CIRS projects here.

Program Timing

This is a nine month program for the 2019-2020 academic year. Participants will take one class in the d.school in autumn quarter (Design Thinking Studio) with seminar classes (Applying Design in Research I & II) in the winter & spring quarters focused on their capstone projects.

Want to apply?

Selection and Eligibility

Stanford PhD from any field are eligible and encouraged. You must have begun the research phase of your study and be able to discuss your research throughout the program. A group of 12-15 PhD students will be admitted with an effort to make the group as diverse as possible from as many angles as possible.

Questions? Contact Megan Stariha: megan@dschool.stanford.edu

NIGHT LAUNCH
Apr
29
5:30 PM17:30

NIGHT LAUNCH

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Launchpad, the d.school's celebrated accelerator, presents:

NIGHT LAUNCH

An evening where you can see and experience the stellar products and services just launched by the brightest stars of Launchpad!

Check out the Launchpad website for information about all of the 2019 startups (coming soon).

We hope to see you there! 

RSVP required for complimentary food tickets. Tickets distributed first-come, first-served.

Artwork by Ed Ng

launchpad.stanford.edu

Workshop: The world needs YOU to be a tech person
Apr
19
9:30 AM09:30

Workshop: The world needs YOU to be a tech person

One of two emerging tech workshops this spring open to the public as well as the Stanford community. The workshops are taught by the d.school’s Teaching + Learning team. They are free.

We are particularly interested in inviting participants that are underrepresented in the tech community.

Designing for Social Systems: Information Session Video Call
Apr
15
10:00 AM10:00

Designing for Social Systems: Information Session Video Call

Curious about the DSS workshops, but want to learn more? Join our video conference call to get answers and hear more about the program. Our Director, Thomas Both, and Lead Designer, Nadia Roumani, will be on hand to give an in-depth overview of the program, and answer your questions.

WHO

Hosted by Thomas Both, DSS Director, and Nadia Roumani, DSS Senior Designer. Please note this is a group call and anyone can join.

WHAT

DSS Information Session Video Call. Join by computer or phone; international numbers available.

WHEN

Monday, April 15 at 10am PST

WHY

Learn more about our workshops and ask questions about curriculum, workshop experience, and past project challenges. Note, however, we can't delve deeply into individuals' questions of "is this workshop right for me?" Please come with specific questions that would help you understand the workshop experience.

JOIN

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://stanford.zoom.us/j/180257466

Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll): +18333021536,,180257466# or +16507249799,,180257466#

Or Telephone: Dial: +1 650 724 9799 (US, Canada, Caribbean Toll) or +1 833 302 1536 (US, Canada, Caribbean Toll Free)

Meeting ID: 180 257 466
International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/aopFqiVQM
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Visit our dss.stanford.edu for more information. Before joining the call, we also highly recommend reviewing the following:

Launchpad Venture Hub (weekly)
Apr
4
1:30 PM13:30

Launchpad Venture Hub (weekly)

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Do you want to launch a new venture? Want to know what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur? Have a great idea that you've been toying with? Need feedback on a prototype? 

Each week Stanford professors Perry Klebahn and Jeremy Utley host the Launchpad Venture Hub—a space for students and the broader public to get expert feedback and advice on business ideas and prototypes.

That's right, you don't have to be a Stanford student! This is a free, low stakes opportunity for anyone needing guidance about a new venture. 

Dates/Times

January 10, 2019 - April 25, 2019
Thursdays, 1:30-3:00pm

Stanford students please feel free to drop-in even if Eventbrite tickets are sold out.

Location

Stanford d.school
Bay Studio, 2nd Floor

(Get directions)
 
Launchpad is a well-established d.school accelerator course that has launched dozens of new businesses, 50% still in operation today!

Some noteworthy alums of the class include:

For engineers: Fellow BrewingStower

For CS: Focal SystemsDeepLookBoom Fantasy, Pulse News (Acquired by LinkedIn)

Business: ManCrates

Law: Ravel Law

Visit launchpad.stanford.edu for more information.

Launchpad Accelerator - Application Open Feb 1 - Mar 14
Mar
4
Mar 14

Launchpad Accelerator - Application Open Feb 1 - Mar 14

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Are you a Stanford grad student with an overwhelming urge to start a business or launch a product or service? Apply to Launchpad, one of Stanford University’s most successful accelerators!  

We are looking for Stanford grad students from all schools who are passionate and dedicated.

  • The application will be open February 1 – March 14, closing at 3pm PST the 14th.

  • Those accepted or rejected will be notified within a week after the application closes March 14th. The teaching team will accept around 10 teams.

  • In addition to filling out the application, students are required to attend at least two office hours (aka Launchpad Venture Hub) before the application closes and create a 1 minute video showing the need you hope to address and the product/service you have prototyped to address it.

  • Class meets Spring quarter, Mondays and Wednesdays 10:30–12:20pm, Studio 1.

  • 4 units, letter grade or credit/no credit.

Launchpad Venture Hub (weekly)
Feb
7
1:30 PM13:30

Launchpad Venture Hub (weekly)

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Do you want to launch a new venture? Want to know what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur? Have a great idea that you've been toying with? Need feedback on a prototype? 

Each week Stanford professors Perry Klebahn and Jeremy Utley host the Launchpad Venture Hub—a space for students and the broader public to get expert feedback and advice on business ideas and prototypes.

That's right, you don't have to be a Stanford student! This is a free, low stakes opportunity for anyone needing guidance about a new venture. 

Dates/Times

January 10, 2019 - May 30, 2019
Thursdays, 1:30-3:00pm

Stanford students please feel free to drop-in even if Eventbrite tickets are sold out.

Please note that March 7th and 28th are cancelled. Unfortunately we are technically unable to remove the listing on eventbrite. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Location

Stanford d.school
Bay Studio, 2nd Floor

(Get directions)
 
Launchpad is a well-established d.school accelerator course that has launched dozens of new businesses, 50% still in operation today!

Some noteworthy alums of the class include:

For engineers: Fellow BrewingStower

For CS: Focal SystemsDeepLookBoom Fantasy, Pulse News (Acquired by LinkedIn)

Business: ManCrates

Law: Ravel Law

Visit launchpad.stanford.edu for more information. 

Launchpad Venture Hub (weekly)
Jan
10
1:30 PM13:30

Launchpad Venture Hub (weekly)

  • Stanford d.school ()


Do you want to launch a new venture? Want to know what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur? Have a great idea that you've been toying with? Need feedback on a prototype? 

Each week Stanford professors Perry Klebahn and Jeremy Utley host the Launchpad Venture Hub—a space for students and the broader public to get expert feedback and advice on business ideas and prototypes.

That's right, you don't have to be a Stanford student! This is a free, low stakes opportunity for anyone needing guidance about a new venture. 

Dates/Times

January 10, 2019 - May 30, 2019
Thursdays, 1:30-3:00pm

Please note that January 24th has been cancelled. Unfortunately we are technically unable to remove the listing on eventbrite. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Location

Stanford d.school
Bay Studio, 2nd Floor

(Get directions)
 
Launchpad is a well-established d.school accelerator course that has launched dozens of new businesses, 50% still in operation today!

Some noteworthy alums of the class include:

For engineers: Fellow BrewingStower

For CS: Focal SystemsDeepLookBoom Fantasy, Pulse News (Acquired by LinkedIn)

Business: ManCrates

Law: Ravel Law

Visit launchpad.stanford.edu for more information. 

Launchpad Venture Hub (weekly)
Dec
11
1:00 PM13:00

Launchpad Venture Hub (weekly)

  • Stanford d.school ()

Do you want to launch a new venture? Want to know what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur? Have a great idea that you've been toying with? Need feedback on a prototype? 

Each week Stanford professors Perry Klebahn and Jeremy Utley host the Launchpad Venture Hub—a space for students and the broader public to get expert feedback and advice on business ideas and prototypes.

That's right, you don't have to be a Stanford student and you don't need an appointment! This is a free, low stakes opportunity for anyone needing guidance about a new venture. 

Dates/Times

September 24, 2018 — December 11, 2018
Tuesdays, 1:00pm — 2:00pm

January 10, 2019 - May 30, 2019
Thursdays, 1:30-3:00pm

Location

Stanford d.school
Bay Studio, 2nd Floor

(Get directions)
 
Launchpad is a well-established d.school accelerator course that has launched dozens of new businesses, 50% still in operation today!

Some noteworthy alums of the class include:

For engineers: Fellow BrewingStower

For CS: Focal SystemsDeepLookBoom Fantasy, Pulse News (Acquired by LinkedIn)

Business: ManCrates

Law: Ravel Law

Visit launchpad.stanford.edu for more information. 

Launchpad Venture Hub (weekly)
Dec
4
1:00 PM13:00

Launchpad Venture Hub (weekly)

  • stanford d.school ()

Do you want to launch a new venture? Want to know what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur? Have a great idea that you've been toying with? Need feedback on a prototype? 

Each week Stanford professors Perry Klebahn and Jeremy Utley host the Launchpad Venture Hub—a space for students and the broader public to get expert feedback and advice on business ideas and prototypes.

That's right, you don't have to be a Stanford student and you don't need an appointment! This is a free, low stakes opportunity for anyone needing guidance about a new venture. 

Dates/Times

September 24, 2018 — December 11, 2018
Tuesdays, 1:00pm — 2:00pm

January 10, 2019 - May 30, 2019
Thursdays, 1:30-3:00pm

Location

Stanford d.school
Bay Studio, 2nd Floor

(Get directions)
 
Launchpad is a well-established d.school accelerator course that has launched dozens of new businesses, 50% still in operation today!

Some noteworthy alums of the class include:

For engineers: Fellow BrewingStower

For CS: Focal SystemsDeepLookBoom Fantasy, Pulse News (Acquired by LinkedIn)

Business: ManCrates

Law: Ravel Law

Visit launchpad.stanford.edu for more information. 

Workshop: The world needs YOU to be a tech person
Nov
30
1:30 PM13:30

Workshop: The world needs YOU to be a tech person

One of four emerging tech workshops this fall open to the public as well as the Stanford community. The workshops are taught by the d.school’s Teaching + Learning team. They are free.

We are particularly interested in inviting participants that are underrepresented in the tech community.

Workshop: The world needs YOU to be a tech person
Nov
9
1:30 PM13:30

Workshop: The world needs YOU to be a tech person

One of four emerging tech workshops this fall open to the public as well as the Stanford community. The workshops are taught by the d.school’s Teaching + Learning team. They are free.

We are particularly interested in participants that are underrepresented in the tech community.

Pitch Night
Nov
1
6:00 PM18:00

Pitch Night

d.school's Annual Pitch Night

Join Us on Nov 1st!

6-8pm

d.school Atrium

Do you want to be the first to know about d.school classes being offered next quarter?
Do you need advice on what class to take?
Do just want to know what the #@$%! the d.school is all about?
Do you like your ice cream sandwiched betwixt two cookies?

HOW IT WORKS: Pitch Night is a d.school tradition where we fill the building with students and give our teaching teams 60 seconds to pitch their classes to YOU. Once the pitches are over, teaching teams will hop over to their class stations and answer questions from interested students. It's a big fun mess.

If you're not sure where to start, don't worry! We'll be here to help you navigate through the opportunities and find the right place for you to grow your design abilities.

This night is for you, from us, and we hope to see you there!

Love,
the d.school

Workshop: The world needs YOU to be a tech person
Oct
26
1:30 PM13:30

Workshop: The world needs YOU to be a tech person

One of four emerging tech workshops this fall open to the public as well as the Stanford community. The workshops are taught by the d.school’s Teaching + Learning team. They are free.

We are particularly interested in inviting participants that are underrepresented in the tech community.

Introductory Design Thinking Workshop for Working Professionals
Oct
16
2:15 PM14:15

Introductory Design Thinking Workshop for Working Professionals

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Are you a working professional? Curious about design thinking and how it might apply to your work? Take a little time to be a student again. Join us at Stanford for a quick, student-led workshop to learn some of the key design thinking methods.

DETAILS 

$20/ticket

Who: This workshop is designed for working professionals, who are new to design thinking and speak english fluently. If you don’t meet these requirements, please attend another workshop— each learning experience is tailored for a specific audience so if you don’t fit the bill, the overall experience will be less productive for all those involved.   

What: A hands-on, experiential, educational design thinking experience. This IS going to be a fun and engaging experience with design thinking tools. This IS NOT a full cycle, faculty led workshop.

Where: Stanford d.school, Peterson Laboratory Building, 550 Panama Mall, Stanford University

When: Tuesday, October 16, 2:15-5:15pm (Please allow at least 20 minutes to find a parking space and walk to the d.school; this hands-on learning experience will start on time! Closest paid parking is Roble Field Garage located at 320 Panama St, Stanford, CA 94305)

Please DO NOT bring heavy bags or burdensome laptops. Extra "stuff" will only get in your way.

Workshop: The world needs YOU to be a tech person
Oct
12
1:30 PM13:30

Workshop: The world needs YOU to be a tech person

One of four emerging tech workshops this fall open to the public as well as the Stanford community. The workshops are taught by the d.school’s Teaching + Learning team. They are free.

We are particularly interested in inviting participants that are underrepresented in the tech community.