#DFALS16: 5 Days of Building Community, Learning Design, and Creating Impact

August 24, 2016By adminFun, 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, 2016By adminLeadership, 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, 2016By adminHealth, 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, 2015By Allison ChenEducation, 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, 2014By saminDFA 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

SwipeSense Team Accepted into Healthbox Incubator and Awarded $50,000

December 27, 2011By saminDFA Behind the Scenes, Health, Implement, Northwestern, Process, Profiles 2 Comments

DFA fellows and co-founders Mert Iseri and Yuri Malina have been hard at work developing a solution to the 4th leading cause of death in the United States: hospital-acquired infections, which result in over 90,000 deaths and over $4 billion in costs annually. Their solution is SwipeSense and as of today, they are on their … Read More