DFA Summer Studio Update

August 24, 2011Education, Health, Summer Studio

With less than two weeks to final presentations, the summer studio fellows are learning how iterative the design process is as they finalize their ideas and work on their mock-ups and prototypes. Tinking Team is hands deep in fabric, peg boards, and drafting paper as they prototype activities designed to empower children to tinker…

DFA NU Summer Studio: Mid Review!

August 17, 2011Education, Health, Summer Studio

Last weeks our teams presented to a round table of reviewers from the design profession in Chicago to discuss their projects and next steps. Below are their presentations! Overall, the teams seem to be the right track and are uncovering some really unique and exciting design opportunities with everything from shower mats for shelters to … Read More

DFA NU Summer Studio: Projects Announced!

July 21, 2011Education, Health, Summer Studio

On Monday July 25, 2011, Design for America Northwestern will enter into it’s third year of Summer Studio. In the past student teams have tackled everything from hand-sanitization in hospitals to putting gardening curriculum in a box to share with all. This year’s projects are no less fascinating.

DFA Recognized by Core77 Awards!

July 14, 2011Health, Northwestern 1 Comment

It is our great honor and pleasure to share with you all that we have been recognized by this year’s Core77 Awards! Recognizing excellence in all areas of design enterprise, the Core77 Design Awards celebrates the richness of the design profession and its practitioners. For their inaugural year, they are presenting 15 categories of entry, … Read More

DFA NU Winter Kick-Off!

January 13, 2011Health, Northwestern

The DFA at Northwestern studio is ready and rearing to go for the upcoming winter quarter. They’ve got a full line up of exciting projects and just launched their kick-off event with over 50 students excited to use their skills for the great good! Students showed up from all types of backgrounds ranging from psychology, … Read More