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

Let Go and Lead: Dean Ottino Feature

August 10, 2011Design, 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, 2011Design, 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, 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.

What is Design? Dimensions of Design Explained

March 31, 2011Design

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.