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CSRE 11AX: Public Art Practice: Site Specific Installation

In collaboration with the EPACenter youth arts center in East Palo Alto this class is an immersive introduction to contemporary public art practices, with a focus on community engagement, program design and installation. Day trips to local public art sites and collaboration with EPACENTER instructors and youth are included and will introduce students to the work of EPACENTER. Students will work with instructors and community members to research and develop a sustained community partnership with the center and Stanford's Institute for Diversity in the Arts. Students with interests in painting, visual art, design and arts administration will gain a multifaceted look into the process of site-specific public art practice.
Last offered: Summer 2021

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.
Last offered: Autumn 2020

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).
Last offered: Autumn 2020

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.
Last offered: Autumn 2020

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.
Last offered: Autumn 2020

DESINST 221: Designing Organizational Culture

From COVID-19 to racial injustice, lack of diversity to economic inequality, our current state of unsettledness makes the importance of organizational culture clear while demanding a proactive reworking of these cultures to respond to the needs of these times. Ann Swidler's seminal work on culture* (1986) states that people use culture as a toolkit in unsettling times as a way to cope with change. Inside this toolkit, there are culture practices, including organizational habits, routines, rituals, and stories, which help run meetings, work processes, and human relationships. This class will tackle how organizations can build strong, human-centered cultures to address the urgent challenges of our times. The class will combine two areas: organizational culture and human-centered design. It starts with the premise that an organization¿s culture is shaped not only by executives, and managers, but also individual employees. nnStudents will learn a holistic, participatory approach to culture more »
From COVID-19 to racial injustice, lack of diversity to economic inequality, our current state of unsettledness makes the importance of organizational culture clear while demanding a proactive reworking of these cultures to respond to the needs of these times. Ann Swidler's seminal work on culture* (1986) states that people use culture as a toolkit in unsettling times as a way to cope with change. Inside this toolkit, there are culture practices, including organizational habits, routines, rituals, and stories, which help run meetings, work processes, and human relationships. This class will tackle how organizations can build strong, human-centered cultures to address the urgent challenges of our times. The class will combine two areas: organizational culture and human-centered design. It starts with the premise that an organization¿s culture is shaped not only by executives, and managers, but also individual employees. nnStudents will learn a holistic, participatory approach to culture-making, by covering both top-down and bottom-up initiatives to improve culture. This course's format is based on understanding and internalizing theory, by applying its key concepts to reflection exercises, and design projects.. In this class, students will first survey theories, methods, and case studies to learn how organizational culture is built and changed. They will then reflect on these theories and methods.Then they will use a human centered, iterative design process to build an understanding of organizational culture through group projects throughout the semester. on burning topics of current organizational culture, including high-performance, creativity, equity, diversity, and wellbeing.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3

DESINST 222: DESIGNING FOR COMMUNAL SAFETY (AFRICAAM 222)

How might we design for communal safety beyond the prison industrial complex? Through recognizing the prison industrial complex as a design problem, we will explore both how established institutions (like prisons and policing) are impermanent and the possibility of designing beyond them for our communal betterment. Together with partners from the community leading the movement to abolish prisons, you will generate new design concepts of freedom and safety. You will evaluate the prison industrial complex's inability to invest in communal safety and prototype design ideas that contribute to alternative systems of justice that reject carceral harm. In order to inform and inspire our work, we will uplift and center the voices of the impacted, particularly incarcerated folks. Students of all backgrounds are welcome, directly impacted folks, and Black and Brown students are highly encouraged to apply. The class will consist of Stanford students as well as underrepresented members of the community and non-traditional students.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3

DESINST 225: Designing Towards an Antiracist Stanford (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. We 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: 3

DESINST 230: Community College: Designing for Policy, Ethics, AI/ML tech, Culture, the Environment (AFRICAAM 230)

Let's design the world we want for ourselves and the next generation. Let's make space for a variety of Black & Brown voices with diverse expertise to imagine this future. Let's design, build, and test solutions to our world's most pressing problems - together. In this course, your attendance will be alongside Black and Brown community members that live, work, and play outside of the Stanford University experience. You will learn about the implications of Policy, Ethics, AI/ML tech, Culture, the Environment and their impacts on all facets of your agency as an individual as well as on our society as a whole. You will hear from subject matter experts across many fields, dig into historical societal struggles, identify challenges, prototype solutions, and present your ideas to a special panel of industry and community rock stars at the culmination of this experimental class. Each week, learners will be led in a series of participatory lectures and active provocations by Black and Brown cr more »
Let's design the world we want for ourselves and the next generation. Let's make space for a variety of Black & Brown voices with diverse expertise to imagine this future. Let's design, build, and test solutions to our world's most pressing problems - together. In this course, your attendance will be alongside Black and Brown community members that live, work, and play outside of the Stanford University experience. You will learn about the implications of Policy, Ethics, AI/ML tech, Culture, the Environment and their impacts on all facets of your agency as an individual as well as on our society as a whole. You will hear from subject matter experts across many fields, dig into historical societal struggles, identify challenges, prototype solutions, and present your ideas to a special panel of industry and community rock stars at the culmination of this experimental class. Each week, learners will be led in a series of participatory lectures and active provocations by Black and Brown creative misfits, leaders, and voices in policy, the arts, design, activism, technology, education, and entrepreneurship (amongst other things). They'll share their work, passions, and insights on how they've navigated and advocated for the inclusion of diverse voices as we look to solve some of the challenges of our generation. Each week, lecturers and guest speakers will challenge learners with an actionable provocation that will be worked out in the weekly on-campus design studio time. At the end of the 10-week course, learners will be armed with the design fundamentals, growth mindset, and community. They will pitch a prototype of a solution that they have worked on to address one of the issues we have touched on in previous lectures. They will present this prototype in a Demo Day format to a panel of special guests as a capstone activity. If you want to be part of a movement towards building access, opportunity, equity, and space for historically marginalized groups then you've come to the right place. Join us! ** Students of all backgrounds are welcome, and Black and Brown students are highly encouraged to apply. The class will be comprised of Stanford students as well as underrepresented members of the community, non-traditional students, and working-class adults.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3
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