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Yes, and . . . A Design Thinking Bootcamp

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RSVP Required - This workshop is now FULL. If you did not RSVP, you will NOT have a seat. We teach design thinking at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford, aka “the” Our process is user-centered and prototype-driven. As a bootcamp participant, you will be part of a small multidisciplinary team and work through a hands-on creative challenge from start to finish. You will gain a strong grasp of the key tenets of design thinking and be able to execute them within your organization.
Human values are at the heart of our approach. We create immersive, fast-paced learning experiences, to prepare a generation of innovators to lead through constant change. We teach a methodology that combines creative and analytical approaches, and requires collaboration across disciplines. This process draws from engineering and design, and combines them with ideas from the arts, tools from the social sciences and insights from the business world. Our participants learn this process together — then personalize it, internalize it, and apply it to their own challenges.

Suspend your disbelief - the more you lean in, the more you learn.

What to Bring:
Nothing required.

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Aaron Huey Photographer National Geographic

Aaron Huey is:

A National Geographic Photographer.
A Harper's Magazine Contributing Editor.
A Stanford d.School Global Agitator.
And a wearer of Gold Shoes.

Huey is widely known for his 3,349 mile, solo walk across America (with his dog Cosmo). The 2002 journey lasted 154 days. There was no media coverage. They walked everystep.

And his 2010 talk on America's Native American Prisoners of War

His list of publications is very long and fancy.

Huey is also the founder of the d.Ninja Society, a group of silo-busting global agitators born out of Stanford's d.School.

Justin Ferrell Fellowships Dir Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford

Justin Ferrell recently became the first fellowships director of the, known formally as the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford, where he leads a creative leadership accelerator for restless experts with the potential to shift their professions. A career journalist specializing in design and organizational change, Justin worked for the last seven years at The Washington Post, most recently as the director of digital, mobile & new product design. He introduced mobile designers and programmers to The Post’s newsroom, where his team was responsible for the design of, its mobile site, and its applications for iOS and Android. A prolific visual storyteller, Justin has designed several award-winning projects — including the investigative series “Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency,” winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting. He has spoken on creative leadership, collaboration and prototyping in many venues, from the SXSW Interactive festival in Austin to Education City in Doha, Qatar, and is an alum of the John S. Knight journalism fellowships at Stanford. Justin also teaches executive education at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and his consulting clients have included IDEO and Citi Ventures, among others.

Sarah Stein Greenberg Managing Dir Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford

Sarah Stein Greenberg helps lead the Stanford

Whenever she's able to spend time in the classroom she does, because students are the most energizing people to hang out with. Sarah has co-taught the’s foundational class “Design Thinking Bootcamp,” and its long-running course on design for the developing world, “Design for Extreme Affordability." She's currently helping to develop a new class on domestic poverty.

Previously, Sarah worked in the innovation practice of Monitor Group in the US and India and advised multinational companies on developing innovation capabilities. Her background includes developing new products and services in a number of emerging markets in Asia and Africa.

Sarah holds an MBA from Stanford University and a BA in History from Oberlin College. She has recently discovered the joys of scuba diving, displaying the embarrassing level of enthusiasm that only an amateur can.

Susie Wise d.K12 Lab Network Dir Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford