SwipeSense Team Accepted into Healthbox Incubator and Awarded $50,000

December 27, 2011DFA Behind the Scenes, Health, Implement, Northwestern, Process, Profiles 2 Comments

DFA fellows and co-founders Mert Iseri and Yuri Malina have been hard at work developing a solution to the 4th leading cause of death in the United States: hospital-acquired infections, which result in over 90,000 deaths and over $4 billion in costs annually. Their solution is SwipeSense and as of today, they are on their … Read More

DFA Project Pipeline!

December 25, 2011Barnard | Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Design Phase, Development, Discovery, Ideas, Miscellaneous, Northwestern, Presentation, Process, RISD | Brown, Stanford, Studios, U Oregon, UCLA

Well, we just had a whirlwind tour visiting all 8 of our DFA studios! From UCLA to Dartmouth, students are plugging away at tackling the most complex challenges of our time. So what have the teams been up to? 170 students from campuses throughout the country have been hard at work establishing local partnerships and … Read More

Press Round Up

December 25, 2011Miscellaneous

This year DFA had some stellar press opportunities so we wanted to take a quick moment to recap in case you missed it. We were featured on the cover of Fast Company, written about in Forbes & TechCrunch, received TWO awards from Core77, spoke at the renowned CUSP conference and more. Most recently, we were spotted twice by experts as key trends in design and innovation for … Read More

Application Round Up!

December 25, 2011DFA Behind the Scenes, Miscellaneous, Process, Profiles, Studios

This year, DFA’s flagship studio at Northwestern was joined by students from Stanford, UCLA, Dartmouth, RISD-Brown, Cornell, University of Oregon, and Barnard-Columbia. With 600 students from 60 different majors and 170 core team members currently involved, this year we plan to accept 6-8 new studios led by the most creative and passionate students of our … Read More

Why Champlain College Might be Ripe for DFA!

November 21, 2011DFA Behind the Scenes, Process, Profiles

Champlain College’s application has had a very special beginning to us. NPR journalist, Richard Nadworny, did a thoughtful piece on us after watching Mert Iseri at CUSP. What’s special is things seem to be coming full circle, as DFA Faculty Founder, Liz Gerber actually grew up right in this area of Burlington, VT. In Richard’s … Read More

Why SAIC + Roosevelt Might be Ripe for DFA!

November 17, 2011Miscellaneous

This just in from Eva Walkuski, a sophomore in Architecture, Arts & Technology, Art History and Theory, at School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)!!  “Hi Design for America! Over in downtown Chicago things have been going great! We have been getting a lot of support from students, faculty and administration from both SAIC and Roosevelt University!