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DESINST 200: Forget all the Jargon, Let's Innovate

The global pandemic, the U.S. unemployment, and the movement to fight racism, has shown us that the world can rapidly change, and when it does that organizations and people that innovate thrive. Design thinking, innovation, agile and many other approaches to problem solving have never been more important. But, often these methods are only accessible to an exclusive club of people who are certified in a methodology and "allowed" to practice design and innovation. In this class, we believe in radical access to design and innovation. We believe that for design and innovation to change the world for the better it has to be inclusive, human centered, and accessible to everyone everywhere. In this course, students learn how to become "innovation-ish", and leverage the foundational mindsets and abilities of design thinking and innovation.We create radical access. We start with the students bringing the problem solving methods they already use and together we create the connections, reframe an more »
The global pandemic, the U.S. unemployment, and the movement to fight racism, has shown us that the world can rapidly change, and when it does that organizations and people that innovate thrive. Design thinking, innovation, agile and many other approaches to problem solving have never been more important. But, often these methods are only accessible to an exclusive club of people who are certified in a methodology and "allowed" to practice design and innovation. In this class, we believe in radical access to design and innovation. We believe that for design and innovation to change the world for the better it has to be inclusive, human centered, and accessible to everyone everywhere. In this course, students learn how to become "innovation-ish", and leverage the foundational mindsets and abilities of design thinking and innovation.We create radical access. We start with the students bringing the problem solving methods they already use and together we create the connections, reframe and refine them as design methods. Then we explore many design methods and highlight the similar elements. We distill these elements and co-create categories to classify the design methods. Then we connect these methods to abilities and embark on a design project in partnership with real world organizations.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4

DESINST 203: Designing the Taboo

This class weaves together a designer's mindset with analogous practices to build space where interpersonal conflict can burn safely and productively to create restorative change. Students will identify a wildfire in their own lives or communities (macro topics that feel impossible to wrangle), break that down (using how-why activities) to a smaller control burn, prototype an experience to wrangle a primary spark, and then build a control burn (an experience or tool design to clarify, guide, and encourage exploration of the primary spark).
Terms: Aut | Units: 3

DESINST 213: Designing With/By/For Joy

In this class, you'll use the joy as the tool to build your design practice. We will explore what it means to center joy in design processes, spaces, systems, and experiences. We'll do this by parsing Joy through four lenses: Understanding, Ritual, Boundary and Connection. The course integrates each students' relationship to joy and joyful practice within themselves. You can expect to hear from joy experts and converts, newbies and seasoned designers, as we all explore what it means to use joy as a tool to design a better world. You (yes, you!) will be both student and teacher.
Terms: Aut | Units: 2

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 hands-on course, students will learn to use mapping and design techniques to sort and synthesize data, unlock insights and communicate information. 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. This class is for students of all experience levels.nAdmission by application. See dschool.stanford.edu/classes for more information.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-4

DESINST 220: Designing Futures of Work

Livelihoods are under threat for millions of people all around the world due to factors spanning globalization, climate change, automation, and more. This was true in 2019, but it is even more true now. The impact of Covid 19 especially on the livelihoods of marginalized and vulnerable workforce populations has been catastrophic. To thrive in this uncertain future, humans and their livelihoods will need to be adaptable to changing dynamics while maintaining a sense of agency and purpose. nnWe will invite a cross section of subject matter experts with unique perspectives on livelihoods, as well as, experience designing for marginalized and vulnerable workforce populations to join class each week. They will cover topics ranging from policy, technology, learning, health, etc.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3

DESINST 225: Designing Courageous Conversations For Impact (AFRICAAM 225)

In this class, we will explore complex concepts of systemic and interpersonal oppression and racism, understand how these concepts manifest on our campus and in our communities, then design and prototype meaningful interventions for impact.nnWe will stand on the shoulders of giants who have come before us while also blazing entirely new trails of our own discovery. Our communities are relying on us to leverage the momentum of this moment, our voices, and our unique skill sets to deconstruct systems of oppression and racism; let¿s stock our collective toolbox, together.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4

DESINST 230: Designing Black and Brown Spaces (AFRICAAM 230)

Explore the creation of black/brown spaces within activism, technology, education, and design. How do we make space for Black and brown genius? In this class you will explore how to use our collective talents to build spaces for us, by us. You'll hear from the best and brightest in design, music, activism, technology and education who will share how they translate, navigate and advocate for the inclusion of Black and brown voices in the halls of power. You'll join other students to explore the myriad of ways Black and brown creators are building for themselves space within existing institutions (and imagining new ones altogether). You'll use these new skills and design thinking to develop a space of your own. Admission by application. Visit https://dschool.stanford.edu/classes for more information.
Terms: Aut | Units: 1

DESINST 232: Reimagining Campus Life for Today's World

If we can't all be on campus at the same time, how can we design for casual interaction, serendipity, human connection, and lifelong friends and contacts? On college campuses during the COVID-19 pandemic, everything has changed. Understandably, there has been a lot of angst over the "campus life" experience - everything about university life that happens outside the classroom. So much of a Stanford experience is about the people that you meet and interact with in various campus spaces, whether it's in the dorms, in study spots, at events, in outdoor areas, in student organization activities, at community lectures, etc. This has drastically changed in 2020. In this class, you will work in small, interdisciplinary teams to prototype, test, and iterate new ways to meet people, build meaningful relationships, and shape spaces for serendipitous interactions - all when you are not in the same physical space.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3

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.
Last offered: Spring 2018

DESINST 240: Designing Machine Learning: A Multidisciplinary Approach

As machine learning makes its way into all kinds of products, systems, spaces, and experiences, we need to train a new generation of creators to harness the potential of machine learning and also to understand its implications. This class invites a mix of designers, data scientists, engineers, business people, and diverse professionals of all backgrounds to help create a multi-disciplinary environment for collaboration. Through a mixture of hands-on guided investigations and design projects, students will learn to design systems of machine learning that create lasting value within their human contexts and environments. Application required, see dschool.stanford.edu/classes for more information.
Terms: Win | Units: 3
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