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Welcoming Interns for Summer 2017!

Welcoming Interns for Summer 2017!

June 22, 2017

Say hello to 3 exceptional additions to the DFA team for the summer! DFA Interns will spend all summer practicing human-centered design at the organization level, supporting national design education programs, and growing their DFAmily network. We are so excited for them to gain experience planning and executing our annual large-scale design and leadership event … Read More

What happens at #DFALS17? It’s Endless

What happens at #DFALS17? It’s Endless

June 20, 2017

Why attend DFALS17? Grow your studio on campus. Develop your skills as a leader. Practice the design process in interdisciplinary teams. Work with community members to design solutions to social challenges. Make new friends from all over the country. Hear from top social innovators about how they make positive change in their own communities. Unlock … Read More

DFA Alumni Week Featured Story: Andrew Martin

DFA Alumni Week Featured Story: Andrew Martin

May 26, 2017

Andrew Martin, DFA Vanderbilt ‘16, is a Product Development Engineer at TE Connectivity Ltd. “I use a lot of what I learned from DFA on a daily basis at my job. From post-it note brainstorming sessions to Pugh Matrix concept selection, we leverage many of the same tools when developing new products. The experience of working … Read More

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