ABOUT US

The d.school teaching fellowship is aimed at developing excellence in the experiential teaching and learning of design thinking. This year's batch of fellows are practicing designers from both inside and outside the Stanford community. To learn more about the teaching fellowship, continue reading here.

Hannah Jones is a design educator and researcher who enjoys developing collaborative and emergent methods for sustainable futures in design, education and community contexts. Over the course of 12 years at Goldsmiths, Hannah co-developed cutting-edge pedagogic practices around the design and facilitation of metadesign tools and processes, design ethics and sustainability, action-orientated design writing and co-authorship. As program leader of MA Design Futures and Metadesign, she has been invited to internationally. Hannah is deeply curious about awkward space in cities and passionate about using design thinking to engage citizen-led creative teams in collective visioning processes around future cities. Hannah’s PhD design project, ‘Practicing Awkward Space in the City’ (2014), explored physical and social aspects of awkward space and how the concept can be used to seed collaborative design processes that spur localized change. You can follow Hannah on Twitter at @hannahutopia. 

Hannah Jones is a design educator and researcher who enjoys developing collaborative and emergent methods for sustainable futures in design, education and community contexts.

Over the course of 12 years at Goldsmiths, Hannah co-developed cutting-edge pedagogic practices around the design and facilitation of metadesign tools and processes, design ethics and sustainability, action-orientated design writing and co-authorship. As program leader of MA Design Futures and Metadesign, she has been invited to internationally.

Hannah is deeply curious about awkward space in cities and passionate about using design thinking to engage citizen-led creative teams in collective visioning processes around future cities. Hannah’s PhD design project, ‘Practicing Awkward Space in the City’ (2014), explored physical and social aspects of awkward space and how the concept can be used to seed collaborative design processes that spur localized change. You can follow Hannah on Twitter at @hannahutopia. 

Andrea Small is a designer and strategist focused on design thinking and vision. Her passion is to answer the "why" and "how" behind design, creating brands, products and experiences that help people and companies take huge leaps forward. Andrea joins the d.school after 5 years at fuseproject, an award-winning industrial design and branding firm founded in 1999 by Yves Béhar. As Strategy Lead at fuseproject, Andrea led strategic efforts for non-profits, start-ups and Fortune 500 companies, including Nivea, Starbucks, British Gas, GE, Herman Miller and Samsung. She recently led fuseproject’s work with Nike Foundation, developing and prototyping physical assets with girls in Rwanda, and creating Spring.org, a start-up accelerator in East Africa that supports the lives of adolescent girls. You can find Andrea on Twitter on @dresmall.

Andrea Small is a designer and strategist focused on design thinking and vision. Her passion is to answer the "why" and "how" behind design, creating brands, products and experiences that help people and companies take huge leaps forward. Andrea joins the d.school after 5 years at fuseproject, an award-winning industrial design and branding firm founded in 1999 by Yves Béhar.

As Strategy Lead at fuseproject, Andrea led strategic efforts for non-profits, start-ups and Fortune 500 companies, including Nivea, Starbucks, British Gas, GE, Herman Miller and Samsung. She recently led fuseproject’s work with Nike Foundation, developing and prototyping physical assets with girls in Rwanda, and creating Spring.org, a start-up accelerator in East Africa that supports the lives of adolescent girls. You can find Andrea on Twitter on @dresmall.

Fresh from the Stanford Design Master’s Program, Nihir Shah is excited to be a part of people's lives on multiple levels as a designer. Interactions, relationships, behaviors, the built environment and cities are jumping off points for his work. He’s currently exploring systems thinking, simple design that wears well and the challenges of urbanism. Nihir’s favorite side project at the moment is with Project Citizen, where he’s helping update civic engagement for the 21st century citizen. Prior to graduate school, Nihir designed furniture and architectural metalwork in Austin, TX. He has lived and adventured around the world, fulfilling dreams such as hiking across Spain on the Camino de Santiago, studying Kung Fu in China, and playing cajón flamenco in Madrid. 

Fresh from the Stanford Design Master’s Program, Nihir Shah is excited to be a part of people's lives on multiple levels as a designer. Interactions, relationships, behaviors, the built environment and cities are jumping off points for his work. He’s currently exploring systems thinking, simple design that wears well and the challenges of urbanism. Nihir’s favorite side project at the moment is with Project Citizen, where he’s helping update civic engagement for the 21st century citizen.

Prior to graduate school, Nihir designed furniture and architectural metalwork in Austin, TX. He has lived and adventured around the world, fulfilling dreams such as hiking across Spain on the Camino de Santiago, studying Kung Fu in China, and playing cajón flamenco in Madrid. 

 

CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION

General questions: info@dschool.stanford.edu

Hannah Jones: hannah@dschool.stanford.edu

Nihir Shah: nihir@dschool.stanford.edu

Andrea Small: andrea@dschool.stanford.edu

 

other projects and classes

Winter 2016 Design Thinking Studio (Jan-March 2016)

Chaos to Creativity: Finding Order in a Disorganized World (May 2016)

Synthesis: Finding the Meaning That Matters (May 2016)

Green Alleys SF: Eco-Neighborhood Innovations (April/May 2016)

Dating, Diet and Sleep (March 2016)

Prototyping Like a Superhero (pop-shop)