DFA Project Pipeline!

December 25, 2011Barnard | Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Design Phase, Development, Discovery, Ideas, Miscellaneous, Northwestern, Presentation, Process, RISD | Brown, Stanford, Studios, U Oregon, UCLA

Well, we just had a whirlwind tour visiting all 8 of our DFA studios! From UCLA to Dartmouth, students are plugging away at tackling the most complex challenges of our time. So what have the teams been up to? 170 students from campuses throughout the country have been hard at work establishing local partnerships and … 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 Leadership Studio!

August 16, 2011Barnard | Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Design, DFA Behind the Scenes, Leadership, Northwestern, RISD | Brown, Stanford, Studios, U Oregon, UCLA 1 Comment

Wow, what an amazing weekend we had! 21 students from 8 different universities flew in Thursday night from as far as Sao Paulo, Brazil. Despite geographic differences it was clear that each one of these students has something in common that would soon bond them all- an unwavering commitment to use design for social innovation. … Read More

RISD/Brown: Sharing the DFA Love!

May 14, 2011RISD | Brown

APPLICATION COUNTDOWN: 5 DAYS!! This just in… an update from applicants at RISD/Brown! They took their kick-off to the streets to spread the word about DFA and to start collecting student names and ideas for potential community projects. Student passer-byers shared their thoughts via post-it notes and cardboard stands on what issues they felt passionately … Read More

DFA’s Sami Nerenberg Speaks at NE IDSA Conference

April 9, 2011Design, RISD | Brown

Why do we need new designs? Is it simply to create another version of last year’s gizmo? Ideally, the goal is to improve the world we live in. But that can mean a lot of different things—a healthier planet, a better user experience, a growing business, a stronger community and more. What do you design … Read More