DFA Summer Studio Update

August 24, 2011Education, Health, Summer Studio

With less than two weeks to final presentations, the summer studio fellows are learning how iterative the design process is as they finalize their ideas and work on their mock-ups and prototypes. Tinking Team is hands deep in fabric, peg boards, and drafting paper as they prototype activities designed to empower children to tinker…

Design for America Expands Nationally

August 20, 2011Miscellaneous

We are  national folks. More than 20 students from eight universities across the country descended onto Northwestern in August for the first-ever Design for America Leadership Studio, which launched the expansion of the organization to “studios” around the country. Original Post from: McCormick News

DFA NU Summer Studio: Mid Review!

August 17, 2011Education, Health, Summer Studio

Last weeks our teams presented to a round table of reviewers from the design profession in Chicago to discuss their projects and next steps. Below are their presentations! Overall, the teams seem to be the right track and are uncovering some really unique and exciting design opportunities with everything from shower mats for shelters to … Read More

DFA Leadership Studio!

August 16, 2011Barnard | Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Design, DFA Behind the Scenes, Leadership, Northwestern, RISD | Brown, Stanford, Studios, U Oregon, UCLA 1 Comment

Wow, what an amazing weekend we had! 21 students from 8 different universities flew in Thursday night from as far as Sao Paulo, Brazil. Despite geographic differences it was clear that each one of these students has something in common that would soon bond them all- an unwavering commitment to use design for social innovation. … Read More

Let Go and Lead: Dean Ottino Feature

August 10, 2011Design, Northwestern

Article originally posted in McCormick School of Engineering. Julio Ottino, dean of the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science and main DFA supporter, was recently interviewed as part of Let Go & Lead, a video project by strategy execution and employee engagement firm Gagen MacDonald that aims to explore the ideas of leadership and … Read More