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Faculty Member Lee-Sean Huang Joins Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation

Back in June DSI faculty member Lee-Sean Huang joined the board of the Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation, the only nonprofit organization in North America incorporated by Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu. The mission of the foundation is to use Desmond Tutu’s life and teachings to inspire young people to build a world of peace within themselves,…

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measured.design

Since the Measured Summit in NYC this past January, we took the conversation to London, launched Volume 2 of The Understatement (all about Measured), and are working on an online resource, The Measured Manual. Please visit the newly launched measured.design for the latest news, videos, photos and articles, all in one place.

The Understatement, Vol. 2

Welcome to Volume Two of the understatement, filled with some things we learned at the Measured Summit in New York City last January. We brought together leaders and practitioners from business, the social sector (non-profits and NGOs), foundations, technology firms, measurement experts and designers to address the question of how we can measure the effectiveness…

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Welcoming New Faculty

As our program grows, and social design evolves, we continue to add new faculty members who bring the latest technologies and practices to DSI, joining our core faculty, many of whom have been with the program since we launched. This year, we’re pleased to announce that Benedetta Piantella, Siri Betts-Sonstegard and Maya Weinstein will join…

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Cheryl Heller Awarded a Practitioner Fellowship in the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Program

Cheryl Heller will complete a month-long residency in Bellagio, Italy, to advance her work on a book to be published in 2018. The Intergalactic Design Guide: A Quantum Approach to Human and Planetary Potential is an essential overview of the growing field of social design, demystifying the complex co-creative process and mapping solutions at the…

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Stephen Morrison, ’18 Reports on His Design Impact Group Fellowship

Awarded the Design Impact Group (DIG) Fellowship, student Stephen Morrison is spending the summer on a 6-country, multi-region, mixed-methods research project, researching the motivations and psychometrics that underlie the financial lives and behaviors of people in developing countries. The goal, to produce a globally applicable segmentation framework that guides and inspires investment in new tools…

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A Move for Hunger Hackathon with DSI Students

This past weekend DSI students Sandy Ng, Hrudaya Yanamandala, and Yuka Fukuoka participated in the NBCUniversal Social Hack, a two day event bringing together developers, designers and data scientists to help prototype solutions for real-world problems. Taking 4th place, the team found the experience to be a great success with hopes their idea may be…

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Dear Jeff Bezos, Have You Ever Been to the Amazon?

This letter is a response to your request for ideas — for the philanthropic strategy you’re thinking about. You say you like long term, but you’re drawn to “the other end of the spectrum: the right now.” I get that, and have the perfect answer for you, one that serves both ends at the same…

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Measured: London

Gill Wildman, of Plot London came to New York to participate in our Measured Summit last January, and we got to talking about the high level of interest in her home town for measuring the impact of social design. We went there, and hosted a “brilliant” British evening. Gill led, Jesper Christiansen was there and…

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Maia Kaufman ’16 completes the SVA GroundFloor Incubator with a new brand.

The year long fellowship provides rigorous mentorship in the development of SVA graduate enterprises. Over a 16 week intensive of prototyping, workshops and advisement students develop their ventures and businesses. Maia’s process was integral​ to the trajectory ​and rebranding of the V-Store​, a retail space dedicated to Women’s sexual health, now titled Maam. While the…

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