Think Like a Designer is an introductory freshman course taught by executive director of the Stanford Design Program, Bill Burnett, in the Product Design departement to introduce Stanford freshmen to this unique major. The course was an overview of the skills that a good designer needs (sketching, need finiding, brainstorming, teamwork, prototyping) as well as the process one goes through to create and propose products (need-finding, ideation, testing, etc.). The class had three major projects, redesigning the ramen experience (Ramen Experience.pdf), redesigning Stanford's dining halls and redesigning the camera (Camera Assignment.pdf). The results of these three group projects are pictured here.
This contraption was part of our Ramen Experience Project. Made out of only foam core, paper and hot glue, this mechanically functional prototype demonstrates a new way to personalize your ramen. By putting your favorite vegetables, herbs and meat in the opening, you can create your own flavoring salts.