Many d.school courses engage real-world partners on student design challenges. These challenges need to be open-ended enough to involve students as thought partners and creative explorers; if you are looking for a team to complete design work on an already highly developed concept, a class partnership at the d.school isn't a good fit.
Partner with us
What makes a great course partner?
Our courses seek partners that are excited about opening a piece of their organization’s inner workings to students. The topics of our classes vary widely, and we partner with for- and non-profit companies as well as public service and other organizations. If you are looking to take part in a student learning experience, course partnership might be for you. If you are looking for design consulting work, you should probably seek a professional partnership.
What to expect?
When you partner with a d.school course, you’ll work closely with the teaching team to scope the project and process.
When will I hear a response?
All of our teaching teams decide on their own partners. A few times per year we let our teaching teams know about organizations that are curious about partnerships. It typically takes months to get a project organized. If you need urgent help or have very a specific design task, we recommend you seek out a professional services firm or freelance designer for assistance.