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A Glimpse into the Future of Design and Impact

A Glimpse into the Future of Design and Impact

February 19, 2018

Imagine what would be different if we always design for inclusion? If we create learning experiences that are tech-integrated and not tech-enabled? What if we incorporate play into our everyday jobs? In early February, over one hundred DFA alumni, design professionals, and current students gathered at LinkedIn in San Francisco for a panel discussion about … Read More

Welcome DFA at University of Michigan!

Welcome DFA at University of Michigan!

January 17, 2018

Design for America welcomes our newest studio, University of Michigan, to the DFAmily! Inspired after attending the DFA Leadership Studio Conference in August 2017, students Abril Vela, Uriel Lee, and Ken Kaufman were eager to begin using the human centered design process to bring about social change. In Fall 2017, the students rallied an enthusiastic group … Read More

Pair Eyewear Redefines the Eyewear Experience for Kids

Pair Eyewear Redefines the Eyewear Experience for Kids

January 13, 2018

When DFA Stanford alum Nathan Kondamuri began wearing glasses at the age of eight, he found the experience dreadful. Aside from the general “uncool” factor, his glasses felt more like a glaring medical device that didn’t fit his personality. Just like Nathan, many kids today don’t like wearing glasses for those same reasons and they … Read More

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