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DSN 300 W — Stanford dGlobal: Building Innovative Teams

Quarter: Fall
Course Format: Online (System Requirements)
Duration: 6 weeks
Date(s): Sep 24—Nov 2
Drop Deadline: Sep 27
Unit: 1
Tuition: $400
Instructor(s): Tamara Carleton, Michael Shanks, Larry Leifer, William Cockayne
Sep 24—Nov 2
6 weeks
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Sep 27
1 Unit
Tamara Carleton, Michael Shanks, Larry Leifer, William Cockayne
How do the best teams work? What practices support a highly innovative team? This cutting-edge hybrid course series is designed around how people truly learn – through a blend of observation, practice, and reflection. In a flipped model of learning, Part I occurs at a Stanford dGlobal partner event or design workshop, which provides the initial exposure to and observation of group collaboration and design teamwork. Part II is a guided e-portfolio, which encourages students to remember and reflect on their experience. Part III is a 6-week online course, which reinforces key concepts based on the team models and best practices from the award-winning ME310 course, taught since 1967 at Stanford University. Instructor consent required.

This online course is the final part in a three-step program offered through Stanford dGlobal. Students must complete Parts 1 and 2 before enrolling. Please contact Tamara Carleton at info-dglobal@stanford.edu for more information on the Stanford dGlobal program and the prerequisites for this course.

Tamara Carleton, CEO and Founder, Innovation Leadership Group

Tamara Carleton helps organizations and teams worldwide with long-range planning, disruptive innovation, and innovative learning models. She oversees Stanford’s Silicon Valley Innovation Academy summer program, collaborates with Stanford’s Foresight and Innovation lab, and works with Stanford’s mediaX program. She is also a visiting professor at Osaka Institute of Technology in Japan. She received a PhD in mechanical engineering from Stanford.

Michael Shanks, Professor of Classics; Professor of Archaeology, Stanford

Michael Shanks is an archaeologist and specialist in long-term humanistic views of design and innovation. He is a senior faculty member in the Program in Writing and Rhetoric; Science, Technology, and Society; Urban Studies; and the Center for Design Research at Stanford. He has directed the Stanford Humanities Lab and the Revs Program, connecting automotive heritage with contemporary car design. While he pursues fieldwork into the northern borders of the Roman empire, he also serves on the Mayor of Rotterdam’s Advisory Board and works with many companies, including Airbus, Severstal, Thales Group, Michelin, Daimler AG, and SAP, on developing cultures of innovation.

Larry Leifer, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford

Larry Leifer is the founding director of the Center for Design Research at Stanford. A member of the Stanford faculty since 1976, he has taught the Stanford design innovation course ME 310 for over twenty years. He received a PhD in biomedical engineering from Stanford.

William Cockayne, Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering (Design Group), Stanford

William Cockayne has led teams in incubation, research, product development, and manufacturing as an executive and an entrepreneur. He has shipped over twenty successful products at companies large (Eastman Kodak, Daimler, Apple) and small (Scout Electromedia, Handstand, Nota Reader). At Stanford, he teaches the award-winning ME 410: “Foresight and Technological Innovation,” a mainstay of innovation teaching and research on campus. He received a PhD in mechanical engineering from Stanford.

Textbooks for this course:

There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.