Hasso Plattner Institute of Design

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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.[1] According to the New York Times, the school has become one of the most highly sought destinations at Stanford.[2]


The school was founded by Stanford mechanical engineering professor David Kelley [1] and George Kembel in 2004.[3] It is a joint project between the university and the Hasso Plattner Institute of University of Potsdam in Germany.[4] Like some other design schools, it integrates business and management training into more traditional engineering and product design education.[5]


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.[1] The Pulse News Reader was developed in a class in 2010, and became the highest-selling application at Apple's App Store.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d Roethel, Kathryn (November 26, 2010). "Stanford's design school promotes creativity". San Francisco Chronicle. 
  2. ^ Nicole Perlroth (December 29, 2013), Solving Problems for Real World, Using Design New York Times.
  3. ^ Stanford d.school website http://dschool.stanford.edu/bio/george-kembel/. Retrieved 8 September 2015.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ "Stanford, German institute in research alliance". San Jose Business Journal. August 19, 2008. 
  5. ^ Scanlon, Jessie (August 27, 2007). "Wanted: VPs of Design". Business Week. 

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