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Stanford Design Impact Virtual Info Session 2021 - Shared screen with speaker view
Carmen Leiser
48:37
Hello from Munich, Germany!
Kyla Guillaume
48:40
Good morning from Los Angeles
(Jasmine) Ching-Han Tu
48:42
Hello from San Diego!
Акмарал Токтоназарова
48:46
Good evening from Kyrgyzstan!
Elizabeth Gomez
49:15
Hello from Orange County!
Michaella Park
49:18
Hi from Portland OR!
sallytodd
49:24
Hello from Austin!
Lulu Hedstrom
49:50
Hello from San Francisco :)
Grace Thompson
49:53
Hello from Washington DC!
Kaitlyn He
49:57
Zooming from Brooklyn, from WA!
Bhanu Kowshik
49:59
Hello, from India
Yunhan Gao (Hermy)
50:17
Good morning from Los Angeles!
Lingke Song
50:23
Hello, from NY
Aditi Periyannan
50:25
Hi from Boston!
Mahira Falevy
50:46
Hello from Indonesia!
Jian Liao
50:48
Hello from Canada :)
Matthew Fang
51:04
Hey! From Pittsburgh
Vidit Bhargava
51:13
Hello! From Delhi
Sara Jalilian
51:25
Sara Jalilian from San Jose, CA
Addison Garrigus
51:46
Hey! I’m Addison from Charlotte, NC
Manasa Yeturu
51:56
Good morning everyone! Welcome. Exciting to see where you’re all zooming in from. We’ll have you turn on your video in just a second so please be ready for that.
Julia Jenjezwa
52:24
Hello, this is Julia from Dar es Salaam!
OnePlus 8 Pro
52:56
Hi, this is Fareha from Dubai!
2058036 Qinghong Chen
53:46
Hello from China. Good evening!
Anas Qureshi
53:57
Unfortunately, I can't hear anything
Addison Garrigus
54:36
look likes host has disabled video for me
Clara Merlino
54:38
I’m unable to turn on my video or speak
Natália Bodnárová
54:40
Same for me
Abigail Chen
54:45
I think video isn’t enabled by the host yet
Hermione Li
54:46
I can’t start my video
Deepika G
54:46
yeah same here
Antonio Mendoza
54:47
Hello from Bolivia!
Eliza Gonzales (She/Her)
54:52
Same here! Thanks!
Bola Ajakaye
55:10
Video display issues, sorry
Clara Merlino
57:08
Lol everyone with their caffeine
Kaitlyn He (She/her)
57:15
Coffee in a mug
Deepika G
59:31
That was fun! :D
Jiao Shi
01:00:07
I like the warm up activities! Fun and a little challenge!
Yodai Yasunaga (he/him)
01:01:20
Will the recording be available somewhere after?
Vaathsalya Karpe
01:01:40
^ I had the same question!
Enoch S
01:02:09
It should be! Recording is currently enabled
Renée Chao
01:02:13
Cindy Zhang on Jeopardy on THUR 11/04!!
Allison O
01:02:45
What’s the significance of the ‘You are here’ sign?
Renée Chao
01:03:36
It started as a marker to show where the Loft was. We have it mounted on the wall outside of our Loft. It is our home base
Allison O
01:04:09
Thanks for explaining, Renee!
Mejan Rostamian
01:09:06
I can relate to the name autocorrect. Happens to me all the time.
Sara Jalilian
01:09:58
Is there any way to see this meeting later? This is an amazing....
Sasri Dedigama
01:10:42
It’s being recorded, so I am sure they’ll share the recording after.
Renée Chao
01:11:00
Yes, we are recording this now and will share the link out to all of you next week and upload it to our website.
Sara Jalilian
01:11:00
Via email?
Vincent Perez (He/Him)
01:11:11
Are there example portfolios of student work from theses courses we can peruse through?
Sara Jalilian
01:11:41
Is the link in the email invitation alreday?
Clara Merlino
01:11:50
@Vincent its at the bottom of this page: https://www.stanfordmsdesignimpact.com/about
Renée Chao
01:12:05
We do not provide the specific student portfolios, but we will be walking through some in a minute.
Sara Jalilian
01:12:06
thank you so much!
Renée Chao
01:12:25
We are also working on adding a new student work section to our website in the next year.
Ayushi Gupta
01:12:45
@Renee Can we get feedback on our applications and portfolios before we submit them?
vivi
01:13:14
Is there data on alumni career paths?
Renée Chao
01:16:09
No, we do not provide feedback/review on the applications. I do provide assistant if you have questions. We will be following up with some office hours starting next week for applicants only.
Manasa Yeturu
01:16:38
https://www.noorahealth.org/
Ayushi Gupta
01:17:05
That sounds great. How can I join those sessions?
Renée Chao
01:17:36
We will be following up after this session with a recording of this session plus a sign up link next week.
Ayushi Gupta
01:18:01
Got it. 👍🏼
Juwon Lee
01:18:16
So sorry have to drop due to a work conflict. Thanks for recording this!
Clara Merlino
01:19:32
Do you have to have a specific college/university major requirement that’s needed to apply? I believe that may have been a requirement last year.
Renée Chao
01:20:32
Yes, we will address the major requirement question during the Q and A.
Clara Merlino
01:20:47
Thank you
Carmen Leiser
01:22:29
This is sooo cool @Carissa! Thanks for sharing these, super inspiring!
Jiao Shi
01:22:54
Will we have any interview session in the application process?
Kaitlyn He (She/her)
01:32:43
One of my current project client is FEMA working to help scientists to access models faster :)
Carmen Leiser
01:39:15
Do teams receive a budget for their projects, e.g. for material or travel to conduct interviews?
Manasa Yeturu
01:40:57
Yes @carmen there are varying sources of budgets for team project work that students have access to
Carmen Leiser
01:41:18
Got it, thanks!
Aditi Periyannan
01:41:36
If we already have GRE scores should we submit them?
Ömer Taha Döver
01:42:00
Do I need to have an engineering bachelors to apply?
Jeremia Michael
01:42:49
is this program could be applicable for financial services?
Nthato Moagi
01:42:59
Hi. Could you show us an example of a good application website/portfolio? If I run my own tech startup, can I use my startup’s website as my portfolio site?
Mahira Falevy
01:43:00
If GRE is not required for this cycle only, does that mean it's going to be a requirement for the next cycle?
Ayushi Gupta
01:43:16
How do we apply for scholarship applications?
Clara Merlino
01:43:21
Do you have to have a specific college/university major requirement that’s needed to apply? I believe that may have been a requirement last year.?
Raj, Sarat (null,RAL,CLF)
01:43:49
is there any advantage/weightage given for students with experience?
Allison O
01:43:56
Is there an in person and digital option?
Andrea Gualandris
01:44:06
i'm about to graduate in a Bachelor in Italy at the end of december, since the deadline for the application of your program is the 1st of december, can I still apply and submit the bachelor degree later, or is not possible?
Raj, Sarat (null,RAL,CLF)
01:44:26
is there any advantage/weightage given for students with real time industry - experience?
Saige Sunier
01:44:27
Pre-Covid, was it common for students to travel to interview people during their Capstone project?
Jiao Shi
01:44:30
What are you looking for in our portfolio? A case study showing that how we tackle a complex problem? or a very polished visual design showing our design excellence?
Kristi Andono
01:44:35
Hi is the healthcare and energy theme still in place/the focus of the curriculum? I noticed that it got removed from the website
Saad Riaz
01:44:47
Question: How do you advise students to talk about and share projects that required NDAs? I am concerned that I can share details but not visuals of particular products I have worked on.
Sharmayne Lim
01:45:00
Hi! was wondering if students could provide insight on what’s a day in the life like of a design impact student. thank you!
Vincent Perez (He/Him)
01:45:11
What if we have a masters?
Ömer Taha Döver
01:45:12
What about a BS in industrial design?
Jiao Shi
01:45:17
Question: Last year I saw the design impact program has two topics: empowering power and healthcare. I was wondering if we have any specific topic we are going to focus on for next year's program? Are we supposed to have some previous knowledge or background in that field.
Saisri Akondi
01:45:24
Hey Renee, I asked this question on mail. I noticed that the themes have been taken down for this cycle. What is the plan for the up coming cycle of admissions in terms of capstone projects or themes?
Clara Merlino
01:45:32
This was my question! If you have a link to that BS/BA page would you mind sharing? I can’t find that
Clara Merlino
01:45:39
Thank you for your answers
Tom Xia
01:45:53
Is Bachelor of Architecture eligible to apply?
Huan Wei
01:46:03
Can you apply with another masters program? Or is there a concentration for climate/sustainability?
Ayushi Gupta
01:46:06
Does a B.Des in Industrial Design qualify?
Vidit Bhargava
01:46:19
Is there a requirement for the number of Letter of Recommendations required from university professors?
Wonjoon Oh
01:46:31
I couldn’t find much explanation about the Loft space or the facilities. Can I get a sneak peek?
Jian Liao
01:46:37
Does COOP internship experience (16 months) count as work experiences when applying for this program since this program prefers students that have industrial background?
Manasa Yeturu
01:46:46
I have to leave but it was wonderful to meet you all virtually. We hope to see your application and hear your stories soon!
Mavi Paez
01:46:48
I noticed all students have selected a "theme" Empathetic Healthcare and Empowering Power, are those the existing themes or do you have new ones this year?
David Madey
01:46:53
Does the Design Impact program have a class profile we could see or learn about? i.e. demographics, background, acceptance rate, and so on
Ananya Nuggehalli
01:47:05
For the students, where were you prior to applying to this program and what do you think made you stand out in your application?
Vincent Perez (He/Him)
01:47:22
How are you ensuring that there is a diverse set of faculty during coursework?
Sean Follmer (he/him)
01:47:23
“Is there a requirement for the number of Letter of Recommendations required from university professors?” No, there is no requirement. However, it is recommended to have at least one that can speak to you academic abilities. We understand for students outside of school for a long time, that may not be as easy.
Sharmayne Lim
01:47:35
great! thanks for the sharing 🙂
Shahzeb Kazmi
01:47:57
How is work experience assessed during the application process? Is there a criteria to be met with the type of activities involved?
Sharmayne Lim
01:48:17
is internship experience considered work experience?
Jeremia Michael
01:48:24
There is no specific detail for resume. So, would you mind telling us what should I put in the resume or CV? or maybe and the format as well??
Joanne Lo
01:48:36
Going off of the requirement of having work experience, would you recommend this program for those who are already working in the design industry (i.e. design at tech company)?
arusheegarg
01:49:06
Can this program be done part-time along with working ?
Leo Li
01:50:10
I noticed that the program no longer has information about the two themes on the website. Are they no longer the requirements?
Bola Ajakaye
01:50:28
Is there a comparable MS program for Product Management or a dual MS (Design Impact + Product Management)?
Vidit Bhargava
01:50:31
When you say “work experience” does it have to involving working in teams / companies (as a co-founder of a small scale startup, I’m concerned that may be a deterrent, as I haven’t really worked in large teams)
Tianyi Chen
01:51:03
same question^
Ayushi Gupta
01:51:14
Does internship and freelancing experience count as work experience?
Jeremia Michael
01:51:15
same with Leo Li, are those themes change for every year??
Mejan Rostamian
01:51:19
I had the same questions at @Leo - are empathic healthcare and empowering resources still the 2 themes?
Wonjoon Oh
01:51:22
Thanks for the answer!
Sara Jalilian
01:51:49
when is the deadline for applying for the program?
Sasri Dedigama
01:52:02
Dec 1st 2021
Addison Garrigus
01:52:08
What are career paths that you see graduates of the program take?
Kaitlyn He (She/her)
01:52:14
How are the knowledge of design impact been carried out to the real world, there are times that ethics and profits clash, do the program guide us with the skills so we can be advocates post grad to the industries we go into?
Siwatu Sanders
01:52:25
Are we allowed to select electives from the Stanford MBA program for the MS Design Impact electives?
Aditya Shasank
01:52:54
Will the University Innovation Fellows program will be considered as work experience.
Nthato Moagi
01:53:16
Hi. Could you speak more on what you’re looking for in a good application website/portfolio? For example, if I run my own tech startup, can I use my startup’s website as my portfolio site?
Siwatu Sanders
01:53:53
Would acceptance in StartX count towards our internship?
Gina Mendolia
01:53:58
@Sitwatu, some of the classes at the GSB are restricted, but there is a large selection that are open to non-GSB students. I would recommend!
Allison O
01:54:30
To clarify, you have to have some engineering background to apply?
Sean Follmer (he/him)
01:54:37
We do have links to student portfolios on the website - please check them out
Siwatu Sanders
01:54:44
Okay, thank you. @Gina
Iuliia Nemudrova
01:54:50
What do you mean by «technical background»? Coding, knowing programming languages, or?
Renée Chao
01:55:23
Also, we have our students websites on our site, you may check them out. There are about 20 right now and 13 more coming, form Sonya and L’Nard’s class
Sean Follmer (he/him)
01:55:27
“To clarify, you have to have some engineering background to apply?” No, but some technical background is required, could be physical or life science or quantitative social science
Sean Follmer (he/him)
01:55:36
Also Math!
Sara Jalilian
01:55:40
I thought d.school is only for Standrod students.
Vidit Bhargava
01:56:20
Does the portfolio have to be a static PDF document or can it be a website?
Renée Chao
01:57:09
We highly prefer a website, but we have had PDF documents before organized as a deck.
Alain Garner
01:58:33
If I have a BA in Multimedia & Drama (Classes included Coding, Engineering and Storytelling), and a Master of Science in business, combined with 8 years of work experience in Product Design, including working as a Product Director for a listed company and founding/ CEO of a Startup that got accelerated by HAX, Brinc, Cyberport, HKSTP, and K-Startup
Saige Sunier
01:59:07
Are the majority of capstone projects focused on local problems or are their opportunities to explore international challenges?
jai prakash pandey
01:59:15
Can you share more information on Scholarships and its evaluation ??
Addison Garrigus
01:59:23
Why THIS PROGRAM? What outcomes / advantages do you see post-graduation?
Jian Liao (he/him)
01:59:29
I have a computer science background with a concentration on HCI. After looking at the materials, may I ask how this program is different from other HCI programs?
Allison O
01:59:30
Is this program in-person only?
David Madey
01:59:34
Are LORs in general format or a set of questions?
Sargam Telang
01:59:41
Can recent undergraduates with 6 months of work ex
Nthato Moagi
01:59:43
Thanks very much!
Jiao Shi
02:00:06
After submitting our application, will we have any interview session in the application process? What should we prepare for that?
Vidit Bhargava
02:00:15
How different is Stanford MS Design Impact from a Stanford MS Computer Science with specialisation in Human Computer Interaction (CS + HCI) ?
Gina Mendolia
02:00:18
Yes, this program is in-person only.
Grace Thompson
02:00:21
Can you switch classes if you realize a class you signed up for isn’t what you expected?
Jeremia Michael
02:00:23
@jai parkash,, maybe you can go to Knight Hennesy Scholarship in Stanford website
Adrienne Baer
02:00:50
@Grace Thompson yes, there is a shopping period for classes!
Sargam Telang
02:01:01
Can recent undergrads with 6 months of internship also count for work experience required for applying?
Rutvij Pathak
02:01:03
what's a typical career trajectory for alumni's of this program ?
Wonjoon Oh
02:01:35
How many are accepted each year?
Aditya Shasank
02:01:49
Will the University Innovation Fellows program will be considered as experience in design.
sallytodd
02:01:53
Had to drop quickly so I may have missed this… are the design tracks still the same for this upcoming year?
sallytodd
02:02:09
Hey UIF fam!! @aditya
Renée Chao
02:02:18
@Wonjoon 13-15 students per year in a class.
Jeremia Michael
02:02:51
How big you class every year approximately? like acceptance rate?
Jeremia Michael
02:02:56
*your
Siwatu Sanders
02:03:07
UIF is in the house. ❤️
Iuliia Nemudrova
02:03:09
Is this program STEM-designated?
Allison O
02:03:43
Thank you for an inspiring morning and for all the info!
Grace Thompson
02:03:48
@sallytodd they said they’re dropping the two design tracks (if you’re talking about the energy and healthcare track from previous years)
Fabrianne (Fabs)
02:04:01
UIF 😍
Vidit Bhargava
02:05:02
Does academic performance in undergrad courses have an impact on the applications? (As in are you looking for a certain minimum grade for the courses)
zachary dive
02:05:04
In terms of the program, you have mentioned you are looking for a diverse class with a wide range of abilities. Would you say you are looking for candidates with very specific skills showcased in their application or do you appreciate broader skillsets/ an exploration of various aspects of design work in our projects?
Addison Garrigus
02:05:11
Someone’s infographics project could be to visualize graduates’ paths post-program 🙂
Sean Follmer (he/him)
02:05:48
Sorry, all I have to go and teach, but so nice to see you all and I look forward to learning more about you all soon!
sallytodd
02:06:00
@grace thank you! So it’s open ended now: we can still pursue a design venture in health/energy but there is more liberty in need-finding across industries?
jai prakash pandey
02:06:35
Thank you!!
Iuliia Nemudrova
02:06:53
Is this program STEM-designated?
Max Reyes
02:07:00
thank you!!
Clara Merlino
02:07:10
Are you automatically entered into a pool for scholarships when you apply, or is that separate?
Sasri Dedigama
02:07:28
Thank you everyone! Have a good weekend, good luck on the app!
Kaitlyn He (She/her)
02:07:29
Thank you!
Marissa Kelley
02:07:30
Thank you so much!
Alexandra Weiner (she/her)
02:07:31
Thank you!
Ananya Nuggehalli
02:07:32
Thank you
Saige Sunier
02:07:34
Thank you so much!
Addison Garrigus
02:07:34
thank you!
Yunhan Gao (Hermy)
02:07:35
Thank you so much! This info session is so helpful. Good luck everyone~
Jeremia Michael
02:07:35
Thank youu
Rena Shen
02:07:36
Thank you!
Vidit Bhargava
02:07:37
Thank you!
Leo Li
02:07:37
Thank you!
Fansyuri Rachman
02:07:37
Thank you everyone!!
Elmer Raúl Escandon Tufino
02:07:38
Thank you!
Sharmayne Lim
02:07:38
thank you so much 🙂
Andrew Calnen
02:07:40
Thank you!
Lydia Ignacia
02:07:42
thank you!
Aditi Periyannan
02:07:42
Thank you!
Dana Kurniawan
02:07:43
Thank you!
(Jasmine) Ching-Han Tu
02:07:45
thank you!!
Gail Alderson
02:07:45
Thank you, thank you! Very informative :)
Tianyi Chen
02:07:46
Thank you
Julia Jenjezwa
02:07:46
Thank you for a great info session!
Allie Buccino
02:07:46
Thank you so much!
Rutvij Pathak
02:07:48
Thank you Everyone !! Cheers !
Josh Cadorette
02:07:48
Good luck with the costume, Sonya!
Jessica Kwon
02:07:49
Thank you!
Jian Liao (he/him)
02:07:49
Thank you!
ALEXANDER DIMOPOULOS
02:07:50
Thank you! :)
Eliza Gonzales (She/Her)
02:07:50
Have a spooky weekend!
Wonjoon Oh
02:07:52
Thank you
Siwatu Sanders
02:07:53
Thank you so much! This was great.
Jeremia Michael
02:07:53
Thank you
Mahira Falevy
02:07:54
Thank you!
Liz Gomez
02:07:58
Thank you!
Jeremia Michael
02:08:01
Good Evening from Indonesia
Jiao Shi
02:08:02
Thank you this inspiring presentation and sharing!
Alain Garner
02:08:03
Thank you
Lulu Hedstrom
02:08:04
Thank you!
zachary dive
02:08:30
Cheers
Sonya Kotov (she/her)
02:08:31
@stanforddesignprogram
Shaikah
02:08:31
Will you share the recording with us via email?
Jeremia Michael
02:08:33
i will dive into it
Wonjoon Oh
02:08:34
By the way what does “You are here” sign mean??
Clara Merlino
02:08:37
Are you automatically entered into a pool for scholarships when you apply, or is that separate?
Vidit Bhargava
02:09:04
Does academic performance in undergrad courses have an impact on the applications? (As in are you looking for a certain minimum grade for the courses)
Iuliia Nemudrova
02:09:12
Is this program STEM-designated?
Saad Riaz
02:09:13
Any advice on how to share work that required signing an NDA?
Sonya Kotov (she/her)
02:09:16
“You are here” is a reminder to understand the current context that you are designing in. The first step to good design is understanding your context!
Tom Xia
02:09:18
Is Bachelor of Architecture degree eligible to apply for this program? thanks
Raj, Sarat (null,RAL,CLF)
02:09:28
is this a stem course ?
Sara Jalilian
02:09:28
Renee,Could you please share your office hours?
Natália Bodnárová
02:09:29
May I ask about the acceptance rate? :)
Jeremia Michael
02:09:37
is this program applicable for financial services issue?
Sonya Kotov (she/her)
02:09:44
@Saad Riaz you can make certain pages password-protected
Sonya Kotov (she/her)
02:09:54
*certain pages of your portfolio
Saad Riaz
02:10:19
Ok, thank you!
Jiao Shi
02:10:21
After submitting our application, will we have any interview session in the application process? What should we prepare for that?
Saisri Akondi
02:10:33
How can we register for office hours? Is it online?
Josh Cadorette
02:10:53
Adrienne, how did members of the cohort work with one another to identify each other’s skillsets and how they complemented one another? Was that a factor in choosing your partner for your capstone?
Vidit Bhargava
02:11:15
Does academic performance in undergrad courses have an impact on the applications? (As in are you looking for a certain minimum grade for the courses)
Clara Merlino
02:11:19
If you need a special letter from your institution saying that you have the equivalent of a BS, like I believe Adrienne did, where do you send that info? Should I list them as a recommender and have them enter that info there?
Gina Mendolia
02:12:00
@Clara, talk to your university registrar. They should be familiar with the process if your degree is eligible.
Saige Sunier
02:12:36
Do the majority of capstone projects address local problems or are there opportunities to focus on international challenges?
Renée Chao
02:12:51
@ Clara Merlino: on the application side, you can upload the letter under the supplementary section
Gina Mendolia
02:12:53
@Saige, this is up to you and your impact goals!
Mejan Rostamian
02:13:01
@Sonya Kotov / Gina - What are your top highlights about your experiences in the program?
Yodai Yasunaga (he/him)
02:13:28
Could the projects we share in our portfolio be password protected if we have professional work we cannot speak about publicly?
Renée Chao
02:14:06
@ Yodai” Yes, there will be an area to provide your password in the online application, right after you provide your website link
Sonya Kotov (she/her)
02:14:53
I’ve only been here for a month :) but hands down the highlight is the cohort - everyone is brilliant, curious, and so friendly! Hanging around these folks and learning from them is such a joy.
Adrienne Baer
02:15:27
^^ agreed x 10000
Siwatu Sanders
02:15:28
If someone will have their BS degree complete after the application deadline, but before the the start of the MS Design Impact in 2022, will their application still be considered?
Gina Mendolia
02:16:32
+1 to cohort! Reflecting on all 2 years, theft space and physical making classes I took (as a total physical product design newbie) were definitely highlights for me.
Josh Cadorette
02:16:48
Gina, could you speak to your capstone and what courses helped you build towards it?
Grace Thompson
02:16:54
Just curious - at the start Monisa mentioned weekly dinners with a topic of reflection - what is the point this week?
Vidit Bhargava
02:17:01
Do we need a special letter from university stating an equivalence to a BS degree, if we’ve graduated with a Bachelor’s of Engineering Degree (BE)?
Saige Sunier
02:17:08
Thank you!