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Designing for Inclusivity and Access for All at DFALS17

Designing for Inclusivity and Access for All at DFALS17

August 16, 2017

DFA’s 7th annual Leadership Studio brought 106 student leaders from 33 different universities together with experts in social design, community members, mentors, and DFAlumni. DFA National has spent the summer learning from the Chicago accessibility community, and #DFALS17 was the perfect opportunity for students from across the country to work together to consider a more … Read More

Summer Studio Teams Get to Test in Under 6 Weeks

Summer Studio Teams Get to Test in Under 6 Weeks

July 31, 2017

DFA Summer Studio, a six week design intensive held at Northwestern, had a midterm review last week! DFA National staff along with members of Northwestern’s Delta Lab and other mentors came together to give feedback to teams as they make progress of their projects. This Thursday, Summer Studio teams will present their final concepts and … Read More

Project Scoping is Hard. Here’s How We Do it at DFA National

Project Scoping is Hard. Here’s How We Do it at DFA National

July 27, 2017

Some of the many challenges we discussed and explored before choosing a final topic for Leadership Studio. How do we choose the right challenge for the annual Leadership Studio design sprint? Choosing and scoping the LS project topic is a rigorous process that begins months before the event in August. The DFA National team first … Read More

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