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Carissa Carter

Stanford d.school
Director of Teaching + Learning
Carissa Carter is the director of teaching and learning at the Stanford d.school. In this role she guides the development of the d.school’s pedagogy, leads its instructors, and shapes its class offerings. She teaches courses on the intersection of data and design, designing with emerging technologies, and design for climate change. She is an advocate for radical access to emerging tech and was one of the co-leaders of Stanford 2025, a multiyear d.school project that envisioned the future of higher education.

Carissa’s first career was in the geosciences. As a geomorphologist, she studied subglacial deposits, slot canyon incision, and bedforms and cross-bedding. She continues to pursue projects at the crossover between design and science. Maps, and the experiences they create, are a consistent thread in her work.

For the last nine years, Carissa has taken a photo every day at 6:06 pm. She also loves to build in the garage, enjoys awkward moments, and can only think in comfortable clothing.

My Friday Slate Sessions

Friday, October 18

10:50am PDT