April 30, 2012
Make Space: How to Set the Stage for Creative Collaboration is a new book based on the work at the Stanford University d.school and its Environments Collaborative Initiative, co-authored by Scott Doorley and Scott Witthoft. The Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford, affectionately known as the d.school, was founded in the School of Engineering five years ago to prepare a generation of innovators to tackle complex social challenges.
Appropriate for designers charged with creating new spaces or anyone interested in revamping an existing space, this guide offers novel and non-obvious strategies for changing surroundings specifically to enhance the ways in which teams and individuals communicate, work, play—and innovate. This work is based on years of classes and programs at the d.school including countless prototypes and iterations with d.school students and spaces.
Click here to learn more about Make Space: How to Set the Stage for Creative Collaboration.
December 8, 2011
Not sure how we missed this last month, but the Stanford Graduate School of Business has received a $150 million gift to launch the Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies, known as “SEED.” The new Institute seeks “to stimulate, develop, and disseminate research and innovations that enable entrepreneurs, managers, and leaders to alleviate poverty in developing economies. SEED’s work is based on the belief that a critical route for economic growth is through the creation of entrepreneurial ventures and by scaling existing enterprises.”
Design is referenced numerous times in Stanford’s November 4 press release. The Business School is also co-host of the d.School (aka: Hasso Plattner Institute of Design), though it’s unclear as of yet how the new Institute will tie into the d.School.
Click here to read the press release and learn more.
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