'Design School X': Prototyping a new school

Two of the d.school fellows -- David Clifford and Jae Rhim Lee -- are launching their design sprints today at the d.school. This means that both fellows will start working with their design teams on key aspects of their projects. The design teams are made up of the remaining fellows split into teams of two -- one for David, the other for Jae Rhim. Jae Rhim is an artist and researcher. Her project centers around death-care, particularly how to improve the ways individuals address, process and otherwise prepare for dying and death. We'll have more on her project here in the coming days and weeks.

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On going forward & global impact

“Go forward not back.”

That’s what d.school co-founder George Kembel told me when we discussed my imminent return to Fidelity this past June. The conversation came after my memorable 10-month-long experience as a d.school fellow. During that time, I both took and taught classes, worked on a Fidelity project and collaborated actively with members of my fellows cohort.

Shortly after our fellows launch day, I returned to Fidelity and re-assumed my role leading design thinking in Fidelity Labs. Since my return, I’ve taken time to reflect on what I’ve brought back to my team and, of that, what has had the biggest impact.

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