As part of a new series, we hear from DFA students around the country about their thoughts, vision, and passions in life. This one is brought to you by Michael Kulikowski, founder of DFA Virginia Tech. The topic of Design Activism is something that strongly resonates with me – it is the embodiment of the fusion … Read More
We interviewed the DFA team at Northwestern University about their project, Fruit Buddi, which works to deal with the issue of childhood obesity and promote healthier food choices. Read about the various obstacles, challenges, and successes that Fruit Buddi has come to face as it has matured and been continued through the design process.
Here in Design for America, we think DFAers are pretty amazing- not only for their work in DFA, but who they are as people and leaders. As such, we’re taking some time to feature a couple of them on our blog here. Get to know DFA Barnard Columbia founder and leader, Lulu Mickelson! We hear … Read More
We interviewed the DFA Studio at University of Oregon about their project, which focuses on increasing interaction among children with non-verbal autism. One of their solutions, the Calm Wall, looks at how children with autism can engage in multi-sensory experience through light, touch, and sound, to interact with each other and be better prepared to … Read More
PublicInterestDesign.org is principally a blog about a growing movement at the intersection of design and service. This year, for the first time, they’ve come out with a Top 100 list. Acknowledged alongside folks like Bill Clinton and Brad Pitt, DFA is honored for faculty founder, Liz Gerber and Director of Operations, Sami Nerenberg to be recognized as a … Read More
Here in DFA, we rely on volunteer mentorship of design and business professionals around the country to support our teams. So we wanted to take a moment to recognize one of those awesome people here on our blog- Erin Liman! Erin Liman is an “Innovation Accelerator,” an entrepreneurially minded problem-solver who is passionate about increasing … Read More
Here in Design for America, we think DFAers are pretty amazing- not only for their work in DFA, but who they are as people and leaders. As such, we’re taking some time to feature a couple of them on our blog here. Get to know DFA Case Western-CIA founder and leader, Sara Mesing! Why did … Read More