Pair Eyewear Wraps Up Startup Incubator ‘Cardinal Ventures’ at DFA Stanford

January 11, 2016By Allison ChenDesign Phase, Implement, Opportunities, Stanford

Today, about 1 in 10 pre-schoolers already have vision problems that will affect their ability to learn. However, at this young age most children don’t know what glasses do or that they have poor eyesight. A team of DFA students at Stanford have made it their mission to make the eyesight experience delightful for children … Read More

Decreasing the Dangers of Distracted or Drowsy Driving with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

January 5, 2016By Allison ChenDesign, Leadership, Presentation, Studios

This fall, Design for America and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles partnered for a third year in a row to tackle reducing the dangers of distracted or drowsy driving! Five interdisciplinary teams from Michigan State University, NYU, Duke, Northwestern, and Case Western Reserve University worked to design solutions focusing on keeping teen drivers and shift workers safe … Read More

2015’s Strategic Journey with XPLANE

December 28, 2015By Allison ChenDFA Behind the Scenes, Leadership, Process

This year, Design for America has been lucky enough to work with XPLANE, a strategic design consultancy in Portland that applies human-centered design principles to drive organizational performance. One of our wonderful alumni Sara Mesing, who co-founded the Case Western Reserve|Cleveland Institute of Art Design for America studio, currently works for XPLANE. In January, Sara … Read More