DFA is excited to announce that applications for Summer 2017 internship positions at DFA National are now open! The future will be built by leaders that use empathetic understanding and bold action. We are seeking three exceptional DFAers to help execute Design for America’s vision with our award winning design, leadership, and social impact trainings. … Read More
Design for America partnered to tackle mobility problems among older adults with Medline Industries, the largest privately owned medical manufacturing company in the US. Excited about the social innovations they could design for the elderly community, DFA teams from across the country gathered at Medline Headquarters in Northfield, IL to present solutions that tackle mobility … Read More
We are excited to announce our partnership with the James Dyson Foundation for the second year in a row! About the James Dyson Foundation (JDF) JDF inspires the next generation of designers and engineers. JDF and DFA both inspire young people to try new things, learn through building, and solve real problems. The James Dyson … Read More
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
We are excited to announce our new partnership with the James Dyson Foundation! About the Dyson Foundation (JDF) JDF wants to inspire the next generation of designers and engineers. Aligning with DFA’s mission and values, they encourage young people to try new things, learn through building and solve big problems.
DFA has a new partnership! General Assembly, a worldwide institution that seeks to educate and empower individuals who are pursuing work in technology, business and design, has joined the DFA community! All registered students within DFA will receive a free 6 month membership to GA Front Row! This is almost a $300 value!!! As a … Read More
Sara Mesing, co-founder of DFA Case Western| CIA, is part of the Business Development team at XPLANE. She introduces new clients to XPLANE and acts as an advocate and liaison throughout the duration of client engagements. She got connected to XPLANE through a friend at DFA’s Leadership Studio back in 2012. Thanks to Sara’s efforts, … Read More
DFA is proud to announce a new sponsorship from Adobe, giving all 400 DFAers a FREE Adobe Creative Cloud account for the year. This is over a $150k value! DFA is excited about this new partnership to equip all of its members with the skills and tools to bring their ideas to life and make an … Read More
“College campus safety is a key issue for local students and their parents. Now, colleges and universities are coming up with high tech solutions, and on one Chicago area campus, students are providing an innovative answer themselves. There’s safety in numbers, they say, but here Northwestern University, some students realized their peers were not heeding … Read More
We interviewed the DFA team at Northwestern University about their project, Fruit Buddi, which works to deal with the issue of childhood obesity and promote healthier food choices. Read about the various obstacles, challenges, and successes that Fruit Buddi has come to face as it has matured and been continued through the design process.