Design for America Northwestern Goes to China

November 30, 2015Education, Environment, Health, Leadership, Northwestern, Prototype, Studios

In July 2015, DFA Northwestern members launched the first annual Jiang China Human-Centered Design Challenge. Created by DFA Northwestern student Jenny Wang and alumna Cassie Coravos, the Jiang China HCD Challenge is a two-week design crash course for Chinese college students who want to make a positive social impact. After developing the program over one … Read More

DFA Virginia Tech Promoting Alternative Transportation

November 26, 2012Design, Design Phase, Environment, Opportunities, Prototype, Testing 1 Comment

We had the pleasure of interviewing Michael Kulikowski, a student  founder of the DFA studio at Virginia Tech about a recent project of theirs, the BurgFinder. The BurgFinder is a series of town signs to promote alternative modes of transportation, involving visual cues that use time as a measurement of distance to a particular destination … Read More

DFA Featured on Fast Company Cover!

September 14, 2011Barnard | Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Design, DFA Behind the Scenes, Education, Environment, Health, Northwestern, Press, Profiles, RISD | Brown, Stanford, Studios, U Oregon, UCLA

“With Stars in their Eyes, DFA Students want to change the world,” is the title of Fast Company’s feature on Design for America. And this couldn’t ring more true. As we just witnessed the breadth of energy and enthusiasm from our Summer Leadership Studio, we know that DFA students, now at eight universities throughout the … Read More

DFA’s Yuri Malina chosen as Sandbox Entrepreneur!

April 13, 2011Environment, Northwestern

Founded in May 2009, Sandbox is the foremost global community of extraordinary young achievers between 20 and 30. They identify entrepreneurial young people worldwide that already have an impressive impact at a very young age, no matter in what field or industry. Our very own Yuri Malina has been chosen as a Sandbox Entrepeneur and … Read More