DFAlumni Week Featured Story: Emma Townley-Smith

May 25, 2017Alumni, Stanford

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

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

Application Update: Stanford is on a Roll!

May 13, 2011Stanford

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!

Why Stanford is Ripe for DFA

April 7, 2011Design, Stanford

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.