A Glimpse into the Future of Design and Impact

February 19, 2018Alumni, Design, Discovery, Fun, Ideas, Learning

Imagine what would be different if we always design for inclusion? If we create learning experiences that are tech-integrated and not tech-enabled? What if we incorporate play into our everyday jobs? In early February, over one hundred DFA alumni, design professionals, and current students gathered at LinkedIn in San Francisco for a panel discussion about … Read More

Welcome DFA at University of Michigan!

January 17, 2018Fun, Health, Leadership, New Studio, Process

Design for America welcomes our newest studio, University of Michigan, to the DFAmily! Inspired after attending the DFA Leadership Studio Conference in August 2017, students Abril Vela, Uriel Lee, and Ken Kaufman were eager to begin using the human centered design process to bring about social change. In Fall 2017, the students rallied an enthusiastic group … Read More

#DFALS17 Registration Now Open!

April 14, 2017Education, Fun, Leadership, Learning

Leadership Studio 2017 is now open for registration! Over 130 students will join DFAlumni, community members, and experts at Northwestern on August 3 – 7 to learn and practice the DFA design process while building empathy and gaining leadership skills. Leadership Studio is a training experience unlike any other. It is a 5-day design sprint … 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

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

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

#DFALS16: 5 Days of Building Community, Learning Design, and Creating Impact

August 24, 2016Fun, Ideas, Leadership, Learning, Northwestern, Studios, Testing, Uncategorized

On August 11-15th, over 110 DFA students with 50+ majors representing 33 campuses across the country gathered with expert guests, community members, DFA Alumni, and more for the sixth annual DFA National Leadership Studio! Held each year at Northwestern University, DFA Leadership Studio brings together student leaders from across the DFA network to learn and practice … Read More