Student interdisciplinary and international teams work on innovation challenges proposed by corporate partners, learning and applying the Stanford/IDEO design process in product development to prototype, test and iterate to solve real world design challenges for multinational corporate sponsors. Through the projects, students go through an intense and iterative process of needfinding, ideation, and rapid prototyping to create and develop new product concepts. Company involvement provides the reality that is important for teams to improve their innovation abilities. In the end, teams deliver functional proof-of-concept prototypes along with in-depth documentation that not only capture the essence of designs but the learnings that led to the ideas.
October 2017: Needfinding + Benchmarking
October 2017: Stanford Workshop in Design Thinking
November 2017: Critical Function Prototype
December 2017: Critical Experience Prototype
December 2017: Fall Presentations + Documentation