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DESINST 215: The Design of Data

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 hyper-concentrated, 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.nnAdmission by application. See dschool.stanford.edu/classesn for more information.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-4 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

DESINST 235: PORTFOLIOS ARE FOR EVERYONE

Whether you are a scientist, a historian, a medical student, a journalist, an entrepreneur, or a designer, in the near future you will find yourself telling your story to potential collaborators, funders, employers, and others. You can no longer rely on a resumé or a transcript to show a comprehensive range of your skills and experiences. As more work and workplaces become project-based, these formats fall short of revealing the potential you have. This class will help you create a portfolio¿in whatever form is relevant to your field¿that communicates your value and your values to prospective collaborators or employers. Students from all disciplines are encouraged to apply. This class will be most useful to students who have a future path in mind, regardless of when that will begin. Application required, see dschool.stanford.edu/classes for more information.
Terms: Spr | Units: 2 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

DESINST 260B: Designing for Pediatric Patients

This two-quarter class will focus on the pediatric population who have feeding challenges in the neonatal ICU, the labor and delivery room, and at home once discharged. Students will practice design thinking methodology as a pathway for medical device and/or systems innovation. Limited enrollment via application. Must sign up for DESINST260A and DESINST260B. See dschool.stanford.edu/classes for more information.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

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, Spr | Units: 2 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

DESINST 280: Designing Equitable Education Ecosystems

Education systems in this country are not serving all students equally. In this course, students and instructors will explore opportunities for increasing equity in education ecosystems through examining analogies in natural ecosystems and working with a diverse array of real world experts to develop new approaches to accelerating equity for students.Application required, see dschool.stanford.edu/classes for more information.
Terms: Spr | Units: 2-3 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

DESINST 366: Creative Gym: A Design Thinking Skills Studio

Build your creative confidence and sharpen your design thinking skills. Train your intuition and expand the design context from which you operate every day. This experimental studio will introduce d.school students to fast- paced experiential exercises that lay the mental and physical foundation for a potent bias toward action, and a wider knowledge of the personal skills that expert design thinkers utilize in all phases of their process. Recent research based on this course curriculum show that performing these class activities will expand your creative capacity in statistically significant ways.
Terms: Spr | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

DESINST 423: Design for Healthy Behavior Change

In the U.S., 75% of medical expenditures are for illnesses that are predominantly lifestyle related such as type 2 diabetes, arthritis and heart disease. It has been shown as people modify their lifestyles with healthier habits, medical problems can be reduced or avoided and a healthier and happier life achieved. The class employs design thinking in teams while working directly with volunteers in the community to help them achieve their health goals. There is an individual project and a team project each with multiple milestones. Learn and experience the design thinking process through interactions and design working within student teams and working directly with patient-volunteers from the practice of Drs. Ann Lindsay and Alan Glaseroff from the Stanford Coordinated Care Clinic. Admission by application. See dschool.stanford.edu/classes for more information.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
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