Our Mission

We are all about Impact and working on the world’s biggest challenges. We believe that designers need to be responsible for the “last mile” of design. We are educating the next generation of designers and leaders who will innovate and implement, and funding the next generation of researchers who will generate novel solutions to the complex problems facing our society and our planet.

Our program is project-based, highly immersive, and is based on design thinking, the human-centered design process pioneered at Stanford. We teach the process, mindsets and skills needed to lead high-impact design teams. We prepare our students with a rigorous approach to problem-finding and solving, and we expect them to produce extraordinary results. We focus on the strategic without sacrificing the actionable, creating innovative and tangible solutions. In our work on products, services, systems, and experiences, empathy is our guiding principle.

We are looking for exceptional Students and Fellows to join us at Stanford and help us transform the world.