Why Designers Need to Share What We Do

December 25, 2013Miscellaneous

This article is reproduced from GOOD – Creative Solutions for Living Well + Doing Good: By DFA RISD|Brown Alumna Annie Wu Most people are still, unfortunately, mystified by design and designers. Among the most egregious misconceptions: that our profession is defined solely by aesthetics and decoration; that practitioners tend to be “moody, erratic, eccentric, and … Read More

SwipeSense Among Top 3 Start Ups of the Year

December 17, 2013Development, Implement, Leadership

The Wall Street Journal start-up of the year competition, which began with 24 startups in June, matches young companies with global business leaders and influencers, and tracks their progress from startup to success over the course of five months. DFA’s SwipeSense aims to reduce hospital-acquired infections, which kill an estimated 90,000 people per year in … Read More

Life After School

December 16, 2013Miscellaneous

About to graduate? Read up on this list of masters programs. Although DFA has no direct involvement with these programs, we consider ourselves a pipeline for students headed in these directions as they make decisions about life after school. If you are interested in any of these, please contact your fellow as we will try … Read More

What is Loft.io?

December 15, 2013DFA Behind the Scenes, Profiles

This is the first in a series of posts dedicated to developmental updates from Loft.io, a new digital platform for the DFA community. With 17 studios across the nation, hundreds of projects and thousands of members, DFA is no doubt a large community. Yet, common goals hold this large network together. Balancing these two paradigms, … Read More

DFA: It’s a Post-it Culture

December 8, 2013Miscellaneous

If plastering multi-colored Post-its to a whiteboard doesn’t seem like rocket science, it’s because it isn’t. Stick, peel and repeat: the process is pretty simple. So what makes the 3M product the best thing since sliced bread?

Luna Lights

December 4, 2013Miscellaneous

Donovan Morrison, Matthew Wilcox, and Wesley Youman In a sleek downtown Chicago office, three Northwestern students anxiously looked down an endless conference table to a panel of established design innovators. It was the day of the big pitch. After nearly a year and a half of brainstorming, prototyping, and building and testing the product, the … Read More

DFA Creators’ Exchange!

December 2, 2013DFA Behind the Scenes, Fun, Presentation 1 Comment

Hello from the Design for America Alumni Network! Last week, we partnered with incubator + co-working space PARISOMA to host the first-ever Creators’ Exchange! DFA teams from UC Davis and UC Berkeley, along with alumni and professionals/mentors, congregated in the heart of San Francisco for a day of idea exchanging, collaboration, and conversation.

Adobe Sponsors DFA!

December 1, 2013Development, DFA Behind the Scenes, Opportunities

DFA is proud to announce a new sponsorship from Adobe, giving all 400 DFAers a FREE Adobe Creative Cloud account for the year. This is over a $150k value! DFA is excited about this new partnership to equip all of its members with the skills and tools to bring their ideas to life and make an … Read More