Over 70 DFAers from all 21 studios spent four intense days in the Ford Design Center at Northwestern’s McCormick School of Engineering for the 4th annual Leadership Studio sponsored by 3M! The long weekend had three major themes to learn about human-centered design as applied to those affected by breast cancer, the design of their studio, and the design of their lives as innovators throughout their careers.
DFA wanted to take a moment to recognize some of the wonderful people and projects that make DFA happen this year. To do so, we asked the community who we should highlight! Check out the award categories here and those recognized below!
DFA is excited to introduce our three new national Fellows! Throughout the year they will be mentoring studios to build student leadership and help implement projects as well as working on organizational projects to grow our community and improve DFA inside and out!
DFA is proud to announce that we have been recognized by the Core77 awards! As the first runner-up in the Education category, we are incredibly honored to be listed among such a fantastic group of leaders in design and education.
With an ever-toughening application process, 73 schools from around the country applied to be a DFA studio in our most competitive application year to date. After establishing a community, selecting a project topic, and flying a DFA team member out to campus to lead an introductory design-thinking workshop, ten schools made it into the final round. After rigorous and intense interviews to assess leadership, commitment, and campus fit, DFA is proud to announce that the follow four schools are the newest studios in the DFA network! Learn about their campus and watch their application project videos below.