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Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (

The is a hub for Stanford faculty and students of all levels and fields to learn and practice the principles of design thinking. Design thinking is a methodology that integrates business and management principles with traditional mechanical engineering and product design practices like prototyping. The brings multidisciplinary teams of faculty and students together with public and private organizations in order to address complex problems, with an emphasis on empathy, collaboration and iteration. Although the does not grant degrees, students from all seven schools are invited to take classes to supplement their degree program. Most courses are by application only.

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Grad Grow Competencies

 Diversity Equity & Inclusion
 Leadership & Management