I’m very pleased to be joining the team for ME310 and SUGAR at Stanford for their kickoff. My contribution is about the relationship (and attraction) between design thinking and agile.
For more on design thinking, I recommend the Design Thinking Tutorial and/or the workshop Venture Design I: Achieving Customer Relevance.
For more on agile, I recommend the Agile User Story Tutorial and/or the workshop Venture Design V: Designing the Right Product.
SUGAR is the Stanford University Global Alliance for Re-design. The SUGAR Design Fair is a celebration of student team creativity and productivity in corporate sponsored projects at international partner universities. Presentations take place on Wednesday morning, June 4th, with a project exposition and demonstration on Wednesday afternoon in the atrium of Building 550. Everyone is welcome to attend the fair. Space at the presentations is limited.
Each year about 100 masters-level students participate in ME310 Global including Stanford Engineering students and students from 8-10 off the top global engineering and design universities.
Prototyping is at the very heart of the ME310 design process because it is the most effective way to transform ideas into tangible products. Students create numerous prototypes to articulate their vision and test their design assumptions. Through iterative prototyping in many ways, broad problem statements are refined into concrete concepts that are eventually incorporated into a final, fully functional “reference model” prototype.