DFA Wins Ashoka U Cordes Innovation Award

March 14, 2013DFA Behind the Scenes

Design for America had the honor of winning an Ashoka U Cordes Innovation Award this year! As Ashoka states, the award goes to innovative programs, practices, or models on university settings that focus on creating or advancing positive entrepreneurial, social, or environmental impact of various forms. Such a program should have a track record of … Read More

Jerry the Bear: The Full Story

March 11, 2013Design Phase, DFA Behind the Scenes, Profiles, Testing

Bringing Jerry the Bear to life has been a long and winding journey. Check out Aaron Horowitz and Hannah Chung’s recent presentation at Northwestern University where they share the FULL story of how they got Jerry the Bear started. Full of great stories from hip surgery to factory visits in China, bear suites, and bowling … Read More

Tinker Turf Encouraging Children to Learn and Play

March 1, 2013Design Phase, DFA Behind the Scenes, Fun, Ideas, Implement, Presentation, Process, Summer Studio

Tinker Turf, a DFA Northwestern summer studio project from 2011, has been implemented by the Chicago Children’s Museum! Read more about the project and the team’s design process! How did you guys get started with the project? Our team was brought together through the 2011 DFA Summer Studio to partner and work with the Chicago … Read More