Lessons learning about how to teach & run civic design projects

As our teaching team reflected near the end of our class, we pulled out some lessons. For example, we need to give all student teams the right physical materials in a ‘prototyping kit’ to allow them to easily deploy prototypes-tests in public spaces: Physical Kit key ingredients Folding Table (thought not if team has to … Read moreLessons learning about how to teach & run civic design projects

Stakeholder engagement by local city governments

Our guest speakers at today’s class came from the city of San Mateo & county of San Mateo. Helen Lei and Tina Pham presented on what it is like to work in local government, what opportunities there are to improve people’s lives, and how to involve more of the public in city decision-making & projects. … Read moreStakeholder engagement by local city governments

Civic Design class details

We are excited to announce that we will be teaching Civic Design for the first time at Stanford University. What is the course about? The Civic Design course description: How can we use participatory design strategies and interventions to address civic challenges at scale and support resilient cities and communities? Planners, policymakers, courts, and designers … Read moreCivic Design class details