D.School, Stanford University

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“THE PROCESS IS AS important or more important than the solution,” says George Kembel, the executive director of D.School. He explains that the program is about using the principles and theories of design to solve issues in different fields, uniting graduate students from a variety of disciplines at Stanford. Students studying business, education, and science collaborate on real-world social concerns as part of the curriculum. A recent project involved trying to make water pumps cheaper and easier to use in countries like Burma.

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