Some key dates in history of Design Thinking…

At the heart of Silicon Valley, the Mecca of innovators, Stanford is the symbol, the rallying point and the source of inspiration par excellence. It’s also the place where the d.school was born. After meeting David Kelley and Tim Brown at IDEO in 2004, SAP founder Hasso Plattner became convinced of the importance of making design thinking an official academic subject. In response, he set up two d.schools: one at Stanford University, the other in Potsdam in 2005(Germany).

Drawing on this momentum, IDEO founder David Kelley put together a team to create the first d.school in Stanford in 2005, with the following manifesto:
– to train future innovators to be “thinkers” and “makers” of breakthroughs
– to use design thinking to inspire multidisciplinary teams
– to foster radical alliances between students, teachers and industry
– to tackle big projects and use prototyping to discover new solutions.

Stay tuned

D.school Booklet