On October 24th, 2014, Jenna and Katie spent the day in San Francisco coaching design and maker workshops for elementary school students. While driving back to Stanford campus later that night, they could not have felt more physically exhausted but intellectually awake and inspired. It was on this drive home, ironically enough, where they began to craft a dream together for this summer that involved a much longer drive of its own.
Five teams from around the country just returned from a trip of the year, presenting at the headquarters of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Tasked with designing for those with disabilities, these teams met the challenge and shared innovative ideas with top executives within Chrysler’s Tech Plaza. Learn about some of their work below!
DFA’s Northwestern Studio, supported by The Barry and Mary Ann MacLean Fund for Art & Engineering, hosted Midwest Meetup 2014! It was a weekend-long exchange between Design for America student representatives from the Northwestern, UIUC, Michigan State and Case/CIA studios!
DFA is proud to announce that Adobe is yet again giving all 500+ DFAers a FREE Adobe Creative Cloud account for the year. This is over a $150k value! DFA is excited to renew this new partnership to equip all of its members with the skills and tools to bring their ideas to life and make an impact.
This year, DFA is prototyping a new growth model: hosting a DFA Fellow sponsored by Cornell. Since August, DFA Fellow, Sarah Kurland has been working out of Cornell for both DFA and the office of Engaged Learning + Research (EL+R). Last month, Cornell launched a $150m initiative for the next 10 years called Engaged Cornell, so we thought it would be a good opportunity to catch up with Sarah and hear a little bit about what she has been working on. Read her interview below.