DFA teams look for challenges that are daring, feasible, and applicable to communities throughout the country in the areas of Health, Education, Economy and the Environment. We ask ourselves, “what is the smallest change we can make to create the most impact?”
Check out some of DFA studio’s projects or post a challenge below!
How can we reduce hospital acquired infections?
Jerry the Bear
How can we help diabetic children care for themselves?
How can we use less water to wash dishes in a cafeteria?
How can we encourage and reward healthy snack choices?
How can we encourage alternative forms of transportation?
How can we increase play among children with non-verbal autism?
How can we reduce wasted heat energy in dorms?
How can we encourage riders to wear their helmets?
How can we reduce water bottle waste on college campuses?
How can we create an exhibit that empowers children to tinker?
How can we reduce the risk of falling for older adults?
Blue Button Narrative
How can we make medical records more intuitive?
How can we help families make healthy meals?
How can we manage e-waste and discarded electronics?
How can we encourage people to reduce their shower times?
How can we educate our community about proper e-waste management?
How can we create proper bike locking access in New Haven?
How can we make skin cancer awareness and prevention part of everyday conversation?
How can we immerse pre-K to 3rd graders into a reading culture?
Empathy for Autism
How can we create a more empathetic relationship between the public and children with autism?
How can we help students walk home safely at night?
We are always seeking out new pressing challenges for our teams to tackle. Please suggest a daring, feasible, and applicable challenge you’ve seen within your community below!