Programs

H-STAR focuses on advancing the human sciences, often in the context of their application to the design and uses of information technology and their influences on people, with a particular emphasis on education and learning. H-STAR programs conduct research at the intersection of human sciences and information technology in the areas of learning, mobility, collaboration, entertainment and commerce.

 

H-STAR is home to several large-scale research programs and research labs

 

mediaX at Stanford University

mediaX at Stanford University

mediaX takes its strength from Stanford’s thought leadership—the faculty, students, courses, and the research programs that receive support from federal agencies and private foundations. Working closely with over two dozen interdisciplinary labs at Stanford, mediaX seeks to build bridges among scholars and thought leaders from influential companies to address questions ...
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ChangeLabs

ChangeLabs

Directed by Banny Bannerjee, and working with Stanford's d.School, Stanford ChangeLabs aims to pioneer world-class thinking on large-scale, sustainable transformation and creating our world's future systems. To fulfill this vision, ChangeLabs seeks to define and advance the field of Transformation Innovation, to create a strong trans-disciplinary global community, and to ...
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Visiting Scholars

Visiting Scholars

Consistent with our belief that many of the major problems we focus on can be solved only by cross-disciplinary research on an international scale, H-STAR welcomes visiting scholars from universities and research laboratories all over the world. While some visitors come on an individual basis, our experience has been that ...
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Behavior Design Lab

Behavior Design Lab

The Stanford Behavior Design Lab, led by Dr. BJ Fogg, creates insight into how computing products - from websites to mobile phone software - can be designed to change what people believe and what they do, to bring about positive changes in many domains, including health, business, safety, and education ...
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Workshops

Workshops

Workshops hosted by H-STAR focus on major global issues. There is no shortage of smart people with good ideas for how to improve things, but much of the activity today consists of isolated, scatter-shot projects. We look to bring these great thought leaders together for a deep, solid science of ...
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