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

DFA Project Pipeline!

December 25, 2011By saminBarnard | 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