We're thrilled to announce the arrival of nine d.school project fellows for the academic year 2013-14. The early- to mid-career professionals come from sectors including education, law, financial services, disaster relief and others. This year's d.school fellows are: Anne Gibbon, Margaret Hagan, Matt Haney, Kim Jacobson, Melissa Kline-Lee, Guido Kovalskys, Fred Leichter, Caitria O'Neill and Melissa Pelochino. Emi Kolawole is also joining the fellows program this year as editor-in-residence.
From graduate students to mid-career fellows to executives, the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford — aka “the d.school” — helps learners develop the confidence and skills to build new creative ecosystems. It’s not just a place where people come together to innovate; it’s a springboard for individuals who want to make lasting change in the world.
The d.school project fellows develop and launch their own initiatives by leveraging the resources of the d.school, Stanford and the Silicon Valley community. They participate in an immersive experience during the academic year, which includes a residency period at the d.school to learn design thinking and leadership skills mixed with active periods in the field to experiment with new models and test their ideas early in the design process. During the year they deepen their expertise about the barriers to change in their sectors, and build both their personal vision and the momentum they need to spark new ways of working.