WHAT TO EXPECT
WHEN YO GET HERE

 

9:00 AM Students arrive!
9:00 - 9:15 AM Creativity warm-ups and agenda setting for the day
9:15 - 12:00 PM Design concepts are taught and students work in teams to design solutions to disability-based challenges. Empathy, Definition, Ideation, Prototyping, Testing.
12:00 - 1:30 PM Lunch provided by DC Design & break to explore campus
1:30 - 2:15 PM Guest speakers including professors, professionals from Silicon Valley Companies and other innovators
2:15 - 5 PM Continuation of student design work and further teaching of design concepts
5:00 - 5:30 PM "Application to the Self" – Mindfulness and Design Thinking
5:00 - 6:00 PM Debrief and shifting focus to next day
6:00 PM Students head home

LEARN FROM

 

DURELL COLEMAN

Founder of DC Design, a social impact design firm that uses the design thinking process to solve the world’s biggest problems. In his journey as a designer, Durell has collaborated with international non-profits, organizations, and government agencies.

ARIEL RAZ

Two days before launching a falafel truck with his best friend Seth, Ariel hastily chose to join Teach for America and left his life in the Bay Area for adventures in the Bayou State.

BIANKA QUINTANALLA WHYE

A senior from Pacifica, CA majoring in Mechanical Engineering. Bianka is involved in the black community as an RA in the African and African American themed dorm, Ujamaa. She interned for a design and engineering firm that develops mechanical and mechatronic prototypes.

LIZZIE PEIROS

Lizzie grew up in Moraga, California where she enjoyed studying animals and how things work leading her to bio-mechanical engineering and now pursuing a masters in mechanical engineering at Stanford. She is hopes to be able to use her skills to improve people’s lives.

DAREL SCOTT

Darel is a graduating senior at Stanford. She studies Earth Systems, the interdisciplinary study of environmental sciences, economics, and design. After obtaining her master's in Sustainability, her dream is to create services to improve human-environment interactions.

TAMARA PRSTIC

Born and raised in Belgrade, Serbia, Tamara is now a rising junior studying psychology and human-computer interaction at Stanford University. A lover of all things interdisciplinary, she hopes to work at the intersection of social science research, design and technology.

INDYA MCGUFFIN

Indya is a Chicago native who got her artistic start writing, shooting, and filming commercials. At Stanford she studies the intersection between technology, art, and culture. Her curriculum gives a unique design education comprised of industrial, product, and graphic design.

JULIE-ANN FUKUNAGA

Julie-Ann has worked to address issues of sustainability in her hometown of Lodi, CA, with Arduino, creating devices like a selective weed sprayer and smart aquaponics system. Also passionate about education, Julie is heavily involved with promoting STEM and local teachers.

JONATHAN PANG

Jonathan grew up in San Francisco and is currently studying mechanical engineering at Stanford. Within engineering, his primary focus is in design, manufacturing, and dynamic systems. Apart from engineering, he’s also passionate about education, volunteering at TeachAIDs.

SARA-MARIE CHAN

Sarah-Marie is a design thinker and mechanical engineer and fascinated by defining products that respond to human needs. After receiving her BS in Product Design from Stanford, she worked at a medical device startup to designing and manufacturing the launch of three medical devices.

HENRY WELLER

Henry is a graduate student in the Mechanical Engineering department at Stanford, originally from Westport, Connecticut. He enjoys swimming, working on robotics projects, and memorizing Gucci Mane songs. In 2017 he worked at Anki, a toy robotics/AI company in San Francisco.