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Design for Living & Learning is a 2 quarter course open to pre-assign residents of the Lantana Design House. Through hands-on activities, readings and lectures you will learn how to design experiences that meet the hidden needs of your fellow residents. You will assume the role of designer-in-residence as you learn techniques for need finding, radical-collaboration, rapid prototyping, and get a chance to bring your ideas into reality. Students who take on a larger project load will be eligible for 2 units. Must sign up for DESINST 110A and DESINST 110B. Learn more at dschool.stanford.edu.
Terms: Aut | Units: 1-2

DESINST 250: Oceans by Design

Marine ecosystems - on which global and human health rely - are degrading rapidly from the cumulative effects of climate change, pollution, overfishing, and habitat destruction. Multidisciplinary problem solving is required to address social, ecological, and economic dimensions and tackle today's greatest oceans threats. In this course, you will learn to combine marine science, policy, emerging tech, empathy, and rapid experimentation. This class is co-hosted by the d.school and the Center for Ocean Solutions. Admission by application. See dschool.stanford.edu/classes for more information.
Terms: Aut, Spr | Units: 3

DESINST 255: Design for Health: Helping Patients Navigate the System (EMED 255)

For many people, participating in the American healthcare system is confusing, frustrating and often disempowering. It is also an experience fueled with emotional intensity and feelings of vulnerability. The current ecosystem, with its complexity and multiple stakeholders, is rife with human-centered design opportunities. An especially sticky set of issues lies in the ways people navigate healthcare: understanding how the system works, accessing information about services, making decisions about treatment and interventions, and advocating for needs.nAdmission by application. See dschool.stanford.edu/classes for more information.
Terms: Aut | Units: 2

DESINST 270: Visual Design Fundamentals

Introduction to the principles, tools, and techniques of visual design and visual communication. Students learn the fundamentals of line, shape, color, composition, and type and use these basic building blocks to communicate with clarity, emotion, and meaning. Four successive design projects introduce new principles and techniques each week. Projects focus on the digital realm of mobile phones, tablets, websites, and other screen-based interfaces. Students get hands-on experience with both vector and bitmap software packages. No prior experience required. Accepting 24 students. Graduate and undergraduate students encouraged to apply. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory. Application required, see dschool.stanford.edu/classes for more information.
Terms: Aut | Units: 2
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