Hasso Plattner Institute of Design
The Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (also known as the Hasso Plattner Institute for Design, and informally, as the "D-School" or "d.school") is a design school based in Stanford University, in cooperation with the German Hasso Plattner Institute of University of Potsdam. According to the New York Times, the school has become one of the most highly sought destinations at Stanford.
The school was founded by Stanford mechanical engineering professor David Kelley in 2004. It is a joint project between the university and the Hasso Plattner Institute of University of Potsdam in Germany. Like some other design schools, it integrates business and management training into more traditional engineering and product design education.
Among the products launched from the Institute are the Embrace blanket, a low-cost alternative to neonatal incubators and the d.light, a solar-powered LED light now in use in some third world rural communities. The Pulse News Reader was developed in a class in 2010, and became the highest-selling application at Apple's App Store.
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- Nicole Perlroth (December 29, 2013), Solving Problems for Real World, Using Design New York Times.
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- Scanlon, Jessie (August 27, 2007). "Wanted: VPs of Design". Business Week.
- dschool.stanford.edu - official site