Design for Extreme Affordability

OIT
333
Instructors
Kohn, M. (SI)
Coulson, S. (PI)
Yeturu, M. (SI)
Lion-Transler, C. (GP)
Section Number
1
Design for Extreme Affordability is a two-quarter project-based course hosted by Stanford's d.school and jointly offered by the Graduate School of Business and the School of Mechanical Engineering. We focus on the development of products and services to improve the lives of the our poorest citizens. This multidisciplinary project-based experience creates an enabling environment in which students learn to design products and services that will change lives. Topics include user empathy, product and service design, rapid prototype engineering and testing, social entrepreneurship, business modeling, ethics, equity, partnerships, team dynamics and project management. Since the course was first offered, we have executed 167 projects with 71 partners. Many of the projects have been implemented and are achieving significant social impact. This year we will focus on local Bay Area partners and communities to address some of their challenges, We will continue to publish latest information for prospective students here: https://extreme.stanford.edu/prospective-students. Cardinal Course certified by the Haas Center
Grading
GSB Letter Graded
Units
4
GSB
Course Tags
Practice
Academic Year
Quarter
Winter
Section Days
Thursday
Start Time
7:30 PM
End Time
9:30 PM