This past Monday was a Good Day for the Stanford "d.school". Monday was the day it became the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford. Plattner’s incredibly generous and visionary donation means that all of us at the Institute can now really focus on our primary mission of training leaders who use design thinking to solve big challenges.
The Plattner Institute was rung in with a big celebration at Stanford’s Frost Amphiteater, attended by such luminaries as Plattner (shown above), Stanford President John Hennessy, Professor David Kelley, and Executive Director George Kembel. As Kelley remarked to the assembled crowd, "Bravo, Hasso!"