Celebrating #DFAlumni

March 17, 2017Alumni, Meetup

Design for America alumni around the world continue to make impact even after graduation. Tristan Sokol, Allison Chen, and Ahsaan Rizvi have taken initiative to share their knowledge and experiences with the DFA network and beyond. Tristan Sokol, Northwestern ‘13, joined a panel of three other talented innovators to speak to DFAers, alumni, and friends … Read More

DFA Fellowship Applications are NOW OPEN!

March 15, 2017DFA Behind the Scenes, Opportunities

For the 7th year in a row, we are proud to announce the DFA Fellowship. Fellows are core to the National team and help execute DFA’s mission to train the next generation of social innovators. If you’re a passionate, flexible, and iterative human-centered designer ready to make your mark on a social impact organization, we want … Read More

#DFAintheBay: Designing for Change and Doing Good

March 7, 2017Alumni, Fun, Ideas, Meetup, Opportunities

How can we design in the face of change and uncertainty? On February 22nd, four talented innovators lent their perspectives on designing for change to 118 DFAlumni, students, and like-minded professionals, uniting the spirit of the DFA network. The first-of-its-kind event focused on the topic of navigating ambiguity in one’s career and personal life. Guests … Read More

Announcing Summer Internships with DFA!

January 26, 2017DFA Behind the Scenes, Opportunities

DFA is excited to announce that applications for Summer 2017 internship positions at DFA National are now open! The future will be built by leaders that use empathetic understanding and bold action. We are seeking three exceptional DFAers to help execute Design for America’s vision with our award winning design, leadership, and social impact trainings. … Read More

Welcome DFA Pitt!

January 24, 2017Fun, Health, Leadership, New Studio, Process

Design for America would like to welcome our newest studio, DFA Pitt, to the DFAmily! Inspired by his step-brother Zach, DFA U Maryland Co-founder, Pitt sophomore Raanan Gurewitsch rallied a group of students from all across the university to start a DFA studio. Housed within the Innovation Institute at the University of Pittsburgh, DFA Pitt … Read More

DFA and Medline Partner to Innovate Independent Mobility for Older Adults

January 18, 2017Health, Leadership, Opportunities, Presentation, Prototype

Design for America partnered to tackle mobility problems among older adults with Medline Industries, the largest privately owned medical manufacturing company in the US. Excited about the social innovations they could design for the elderly community, DFA teams from across the country gathered at Medline Headquarters in Northfield, IL to present solutions that tackle mobility … Read More

Midwest Meetup 2016

January 9, 2017Fun, Ideas, Leadership, Learning, Meetup, Studios

In mid-November of 2016, DFA students from Case Western, Michigan State, Purdue, UIUC, and WashU gathered with DFA National staff for the third year in a row for Midwest Meetup 2016 – this year at DFA U Cincinnati! DFA U Cincinnati was inspired to host this year’s meetup after a great experience attending last year … Read More

Celebrating Another Year of Partnership With Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

January 9, 2017Design, Health, Implement, Presentation, Prototype, Studios

DFA teams together at FCA Headquarters with DFA National and Curt Edgar, Michael Angelidis, and Prateek Gupta (DFA MSU’16) from FCA Design for America sponsored projects unite partnering companies and the DFA Network in an effort to address timely social innovation initiatives. Practicing the human-centered design process, DFA students bring fresh perspectives and user insights … Read More