Emma Townley-Smith, DFA Stanford ‘16, is an Associate Product Manager at Capital One Labs. “DFA skills are super relevant in the early stages of product development. We go through a lot of interviewing, problem space scoping, and stakeholder management. It’s pretty much a 1 for 1 translation of DFA project skills. Even if you’re not going … 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
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
A couple of weeks ago, Design for America was pleased and proud to be a part of Chicago Ideas Week 2011 in more ways than one! For those who aren’t familiar, Chicago Ideas Week was the brainchild of Brad Keywell, co-founder of Groupon and Lightbank, who spoke to Melissa Harris of the Chicago Tribune about … Read More
It’s official–Design for America has successfully launched at each one of our DFA studios throughout the country! One by one, each DFA studio has galvanized amazing energy from their communities to tackle local and social issues. Here at DFA’s HQ, it’s been astounding to see the energy from each one of our teams with each … Read More
“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
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
It is with great pleasure that we announce Design for America’s new studios!! After a grueling application process we have not 3, not 5, not 6 but SEVEN new studios! With a few last minute entries, there were a few that we just couldn’t say no to as these students proved over and over their … Read More
APPLICATION COUNTDOWN: 6 DAYS!! This made our day to get an update from Stanford’s team on their applications. Check out the summary below sent to us by one of the student leaders, Aidan Baker. Really excited to see the projects that come out of it and get to learn more from these awesome students!
You know the d.school and we all love their work. But did you know that the d.school is only for grad students and tons of students get turned away from their course work each year? Similarly, their Design for Extreme Affordability class is equally as popular and maxed out in capacity.