Product and Design Thinking

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)

Grades: 7-9

• 1:00 pm Eastern Time (New York Time)

We are entering an era where many new design-related careers are emerging-- each requiring unique, interdisciplinary skills and their sharing with others.

This course explores and prepares participants for these new challenging opportunities, which demand a robust portfolio demonstrating understanding and mastery of creativity, with a sensitivity in its' application, from the user down to material selection, all wrapped in a coherent vision;-- these are the keys to a successful design career. Fast-paced, step-by-step guided exercises help individual students solve complex problems supporting your design and build innovative solutions for future growth. You will learn unconventional skills, visual tools, and approaches to develop consumer/user empathy as we together bring initial product concepts to life. Keeping this in mind, the course will survey how creativity is expressed in a wide range of inter-related professions and how it interacts with necessary business development fundamental principles.

With an eye towards changing real-world conditions, participants will be introduced to the proven design engineering processes practiced by the d.School at Stanford University. We share the best lessons on Design Thinking and the applied art of innovation. (The d.School, founded in 2005, is recognized as a thought leader in human-centered design, and a leading teaching institute for experiential learning.)

William Scott

William Scott

M.F.A. in Product Design, Stanford University
Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies Instructor

Bill brings more than four decades' worth of design studio, classroom, & boardroom experience focused on selected areas of product design, engineering visualization, and collaborative creativity.

He delights in integrating and introducing personal experiences in architecture, mechanical engineering, audio-visual digital studies, entertainment design and corporate strategic growth.

He currently divides time between Stanford & Georgia Tech Universities, while consulting on international large-scale public water features and Covid-related Personal Protection Equipment.

Program Calendar:
January 11-22, 2021
(Monday – Friday)
Real-Time Classes Duration:
1 hour & 45 minutes long
(with a 15-minute break).
Max Class Group:
Small class size
(20 students max)

Program Courses

Grades 7-9

For grade 9 students all course options are available.





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