DFA at CUSP Conference!

September 29, 2011Design, Northwestern, Presentation

In the words of one attendee, CUSP is inspirational, funny, thought-provoking, eye-opening, informative, inspirational, fascinating, humbling, soothing, shocking, awesome, inspirational, unbelievable, wise, touching, smart, healthy, honest, confusing, inspirational, affirming, creative and just friggin’ amazing. Did I mention inspirational? CUSP gets 300+ smart, energized, creative, inspiring, talented people into a room, get them talking to each … Read More

DFA Featured on Fast Company Cover!

September 14, 2011Barnard | Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Design, DFA Behind the Scenes, Education, Environment, Health, Northwestern, Press, Profiles, RISD | Brown, Stanford, Studios, U Oregon, UCLA

“With Stars in their Eyes, DFA Students want to change the world,” is the title of Fast Company’s feature on Design for America. And this couldn’t ring more true. As we just witnessed the breadth of energy and enthusiasm from our Summer Leadership Studio, we know that DFA students, now at eight universities throughout the … Read More

Co-Creating with Tomorrow’s Designers

September 13, 2011DFA Behind the Scenes, Learning, Process 3 Comments

  DFA advisers and staff co-create DFA’s curriculum with students based upon what students want to learn in order to solve design problems they care about. Jeanne Marie Olson, DFA Advisor, recently wrote a critical article for Core77‘s series on design education today. Jeanne highlights the curricular model set-forth by DFA and why it makes us … Read More

DFA NU Summer Studio Projects

September 12, 2011Education, Health, Northwestern 1 Comment

Wow! Who knew 6 weeks could fly by so quickly and that so much could be accomplished in such little time! The DFA Northwestern summer studio, joined by design professionals, just reviewed their concepts to plan out their next steps. Check out what some our reviewers had to say and read about the projects below! … Read More


September 6, 2011Presentation

SOCAP is a multi-platform organization dedicated to the flow of capital towards social good. SOCAP connects leading global innovators – investors, foundations, institutions and social entrepreneurs – to build this market at the intersection of money and meaning. This year, DFA’s Sami Nerenberg got to lead a panel within the Design for Social Innovation track … Read More