Center for Design Research
by Stanford University
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The Center for Design Research (CDR) is a community of scholars focused on understanding and augmenting engineering design innovation practice and education.
|1||VideoTowards Self-Driving Cars||Sebastian Thrun, PhD, winner of the DARPA Grand Challenge describes the robotic technology and advances in AI, which led the Stanford Racing Team to victory and which will enable cars to navigate autonomously in the future. (August 24, 2009)||12/17/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
|2||VideoThe John Arnold Design Challenge||Dan Roam moderates an Oxford-style debate between Missy Cummings, Gilman Louie, and Steve Perlman on "what makes good design" in honor of John Arnold, who created the notion of "comprehensive design". (August 27, 2009)||12/17/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
|3||VideoTurning Vision Into Value||Nina Bhatti, PhD, a Principal Scientist at HP Labs describes the development of Color Match, a unique mobile application that gives expert cosmetics advice to shoppers, by a multi-disciplinary team and the commercial implications. (August 24, 2009)||12/17/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
|4||VideoDesign Thinking at IDEO||Dennis Boyle, a founding member of the design and innovation consulting firm IDEO, gives an inside perspective on how Design Thinking is practiced at IDEO. (August 26, 2009)||12/17/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
|5||VideoDesign Driving Research||Chris Gerdes, PhD, uses examples from his driving dynamics research to show that the iterative and experimental design thinking process and the hypothesis-driven scientific method are complementary rather than contradicting. (August 27, 2009)||12/17/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
|6||VideoRevolutionizing How Engineering is Practiced and Taught: Factor 10 Engineering||Amory Lovins, describes how small gains in efficiency at the consumption point can trigger gains that are magnitudes larger at higher levels and discusses how engineering must be practiced and taught fundamentally different. (August 25, 2009)||12/17/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
|7||VideoFrom Design of Objects to Design of (Almost) Everything||Bernard Roth, PhD, describes how Design Thinking evolved and is now practiced and taught at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford (aka d.school). (October 26, 2009)||12/17/2009||Free||View In iTunes|