Full Name
Carissa Carter
Job Title
Academic Director
Stanford d.school
Speaker Bio
Carissa Carter is Academic Director at the Stanford d.school. In this role she guides the development of the d.school’s pedagogy, instructors, and class offerings. She teaches courses on the intersection of data and design, designing with emerging technologies, and design for climate change. Carissa was a co-leader of Stanford 2025, a multi-year project that envisioned the future of higher education. She loves building accessible, analog prototyping tools for emerging technologies. Her 'I Love Algorithms' cards have won multiple awards. Carissa's first career was as a geologist, and she continues to pursue projects at the crossover between design and science. Maps, and the experiences they create, are consistent threads in her work. Her first book, The Secret Language of Maps, comes out in April 2022. Since 2010, Carissa has taken a photo every day at 6:06pm.
Carissa Carter