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Stanford's Design and Creativity Book Series
Come celebrate this 10-book series with Carissa Carter and Dr. Susie Wise!

Join us at Mechanics' Institute for an in-person celebration of Stanford's ten books, published by Ten Speed Press. These books are delightful, compact paperbacks filled with mindsets to help you think like a designer and methods to give you the tools to navigate the ambiguous, sticky challenges you face.

Join Carissa Carter (author of The Secret Language of Maps: How to Tell Visual Stories with Data and co-author of the upcoming Assembling Tomorrow) and Dr. Susie Wise (author of Design for Belonging) for a lively book talk about all things design and creativity!

Carissa Carter is a designer, geoscientist, and the academic director at the Stanford She guides the development of the’s pedagogy, leads its instructors, and shapes its class offerings. She teaches design courses on emerging technologies, climate change, and data visualization. Her work on designing with machine learning and blockchain has earned multiple design awards, including Fast Company Innovation and Core 77 Design awards.

Dr. Susie Wise is a designer and teacher with experience in the education, tech, and social sectors. She coaches leaders in innovation practices, equity design, and storytelling for inclusion; is the founder and former director of the K12 Lab Network at the Stanford; and is a co-creator of Liberatory Design.

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