Let Go and Lead: Dean Ottino Feature

August 10, 2011By adminDesign, Northwestern

Article originally posted in McCormick School of Engineering. Julio Ottino, dean of the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science and main DFA supporter, was recently interviewed as part of Let Go & Lead, a video project by strategy execution and employee engagement firm Gagen MacDonald that aims to explore the ideas of leadership and … Read More

DFA’s Sami Nerenberg Speaks at NE IDSA Conference

April 9, 2011By adminDesign, RISD | Brown

Why do we need new designs? Is it simply to create another version of last year’s gizmo? Ideally, the goal is to improve the world we live in. But that can mean a lot of different things—a healthier planet, a better user experience, a growing business, a stronger community and more. What do you design … Read More

Why Stanford is Ripe for DFA

April 7, 2011By adminDesign, 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.

What is Design? Dimensions of Design Explained

March 31, 2011By adminDesign

Here at Design for America, we work with non-design students and non-design partners. So we get the “what is design?” questions a lot. To help answer this, our very own Sami Nerenberg has shared a simple tool to help us and hopefully help you answer this question for the Industrial Design Magazine, Core77.