The objective of d.school Paris is to introduce people to the potential of innovation through the culture of design thinking.. Engineers, architects, designers, urbanists, or students from any discipline, if you want to learn innovation by practicing it, this school is made for you!
What we do
At the d.school, we offer students two types of design thinking programs: full-time or part-time. Each classe includes a concrete project to create value for an industrial, social or business partner by reinventing an experience for given users.
As design thinking experts, the d.school Paris train companies since 2013 to new methods: learn to be collaborative, to think user centric, to iterate, to be open-minded, to be creative and to prototype.
Since 2016, a program with different sessions has been developed to dive into the design thinking culture, answer fondamental questions, experiment, interrogate yourself and understand how to apply it.
Born from the idea to bring together a few innovation enthusiasts around design thinking, the D.EVENT is now a major design thinking event and a chance to be inspired by innovation specialists from around the world and meet talented entrepreneurs.
Our culture: Design Thinking
“Design thinking is a human-centered approach to innovation that draws from the designer’s toolkit to integrate the needs of people, the possibilities of technology, and the requirements for business success.”
Tim Brown, directeur général d’IDEO, HBR, 2009
We innovated together...
« We joined the ME310 project because we found the design thinking approach to be highly interesting: to develop new and innovative solutions by exploring our clients needs. »
« I found the project really strong on an emotional level, and I wasn’t expecting it. Design thinking was a epiphany for me, and I am certain I will use it in my future projects? I had the chance to talk about it during an interview and I had a great response. »
« Bosch Group is trying to enter the design thinking process and approach. This project shook us and brought this impulse to always meet with the user. »
« This experience made the entire Tarkett team grow, and not only the d.school students. I feel that no matter your experience or age, we all grew through this project. »
« This year was rich in learnings: the design thinking allowed me to develop listening skills and empathy that will be crucial for my future as an entrepreneur. I can see the effects of design thinking in my everyday life! »
« In this course I had the opportunity to understand the value of the design thinking process: to go from the users to generate a project to answer their needs, to seize the things they don’t say and to give innovative solutions! »
« An idea is never perfect! It is better to co-develop and refine an idea with quick iterations. Here is the interest of design thinking. »
« I am passionate with creation in every shape, to share it, to transmit knowledge. In that sense, to develop a project with the d.school is an amazing adventure, that combines effective innovation technics with the collaboration of talented students. »
« We are very pleased by the finality of the project. The students brought to light problems that we never saw internally. Their freshness and innocence allow a new perspective on our company. »