#DFALS17 Kicks Off Another Year of Co-designing with Communities

August 15, 2017Leadership, Meetup, Northwestern, Process

From August 3-7, students from every corner of the country–studio leaders, new DFAers, and even prospective DFA studios–gathered for the 7th annual Design for America Leadership Studio. Over 200 students, industry partners,  government officials, faculty mentors, and community members transformed the former Northwestern business school from an atrium and classrooms into design studios, prototyping pods, … Read More

Leadership Studio 2017 Highlights Urban Accessibility

July 10, 2017Leadership, Learning, Northwestern, Opportunities, Sponsors

Design for America is excited to introduce the 7th annual Leadership Studio! Leadership Studio is the signature, 5-day design sprint and leadership conference designed to prepare innovative student leaders for success in the upcoming year. This year, 100+ students from 35+ universities will come together at Northwestern from August 3-7 to tackle a social challenge … 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

Introducing Leadership Studio 2016!

July 28, 2016Leadership, Learning, Northwestern, Studios

    Design for America is excited to announce that our sixth annual Leadership Studio is just around the corner: August 11-15! Hosted at Northwestern University, DFA Leadership Studio 2016 is the flagship 5-day training program that will bring together over 110 leaders from 35+ campus studios representing a network of 1,200 college students. Joined … Read More

Luna Lights Moving Forward in 2016

April 28, 2016Health, Implement, Northwestern

2015 was a great year for Luna Lights! The DFA Northwestern project turned health startup participated in the Healthbox Accelerator, where they fleshed out their business model and developed their lighting design and cloud-based data analytics. The mission of Luna Lights is to prevent and reduce nighttime falls in the older adult population. According to … Read More

Design for America Northwestern Goes to China

November 30, 2015Education, Environment, Health, Leadership, Northwestern, Prototype, Studios

In July 2015, DFA Northwestern members launched the first annual Jiang China Human-Centered Design Challenge. Created by DFA Northwestern student Jenny Wang and alumna Cassie Coravos, the Jiang China HCD Challenge is a two-week design crash course for Chinese college students who want to make a positive social impact. After developing the program over one … Read More

Floodlothian Midlothian

March 30, 2014DFA Behind the Scenes, Northwestern

DFA continues its partnership with Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) and Floodlothian Midlothian to host a panel discussion on the topic of urban flooding. Panelist included:  Harriet Festing, Director, Water Program, Center for Neighborhood Technology Helen Lekavich, Midlothian Floodlothian Founder & Community Organizer Jenny Wang, NU Student, Engineering Thomas Burke, VP. Head of Water Resources. Christopher Burke Engineering Ltd. … Read More