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International Open House 2017

Watch and listen to what our students have to say about our program. It’s an international cohort from twenty-eight countries so far, in the heart of New York City. You belong here. Perteneces aquí 这里属于你 tum yaha se sambandhit ho Du hör hemma här ここがあなたのいるべき場所です ที่นี่คือที่สำหรับคุณ Qui, ti sentirai al posto

Thesis Faculty and TED Resident Alison Cornyn Tells Stories of Youth Criminal Justice Through Young Girls

Original Posted on TED Residency’s Youtube Channel It started with a box. Artist Alison Cornyn’s journey with the box became a transmedia project called ‘Incorrigibles.’ The project tells the stories of ‘incorrigible’ girls in the United States over the last 100 years – beginning with New York State. Drawing on the personal narratives of young…

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Congratulations Yena Seo Lukac, ’16, Finalist in the 2018 Interaction Design Association Awards

For her thesis project at DSI, Yena created a platform called “Hey Mama,” that helps new mothers recognize postpartum depression and guide them to the help they need. Postpartum depression affects one in seven mothers in the U.S., and Hey Mama increases the likelihood women identify its symptoms and will seek help if they need…

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DSI welcomes prospective students at 2017 Open House

“Nobody leaves the way they came in, in very good ways,” DSI Chair Cheryl Heller told the auditorium. At this year’s open house, faculty, alumni and current students came together to share what Design for Social Innovation is to prospective MFA candidates. Their enthusiasm for social design is exactly what we look for in potential…

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Sara Cornish, ’14, on Taking What She Learned from DSI to Her New Job at Microsoft

DSI: Sara Cornish, class of 2014. New Director of Marketing for Microsoft’s MineCraft Education venture. Former Senior Director, Games for Change. Former Communications and Strategy Consultant, UN Global Pulse. Recently married, moving to Seattle. Passionate Ultimate Frisbee player. Strategist, communication designer, facilitator. Interested in the intersection of games, technology and social change. Apply.

Reporting from the Social Good Summit

The Social Good Summit, held during the week of the UN General Assembly, unites a lively community of global leaders, politicians, activists, and celebrities to discuss what type of world we want to live in by the year 2030. This year’s focus included how we can unlock technology’s potential to make the world a better…

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Welcome, Class of 2019

Last week we greeted our sixth cohort to DSI with what has become a long-standing tradition. The Bootcamp introductions allowed new students to get acquainted with one another and the place that will be their home away from home for the next two years. After participating in a workshop led by faculty, Lee-Sean Huang and…

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Finding and Delivering Optimism at the Kyoorius Design Festival

Chair Cheryl Heller will travel to Goa, India this October 12-14 to speak at the 2017 Kyoorius Designyatra. In it’s 12th year, their theme of “Optimism will open the stage to stories of hope for a better world.”

The Next Evolution of the Measured Summit

We left the Measured Summit last January promising we’d continue the conversation we began there, about how to measure the effect that social design has on human health. Since then, we published videos, launched the second edition of our online journal, The Understatement, filled with an overview of what we learned and articles by our…

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Making the Most of Summer

It’s all in the rear view mirror now, but summer for DSI students was filled with learning experiences as well as fun. Here’s a run down of what the returning cohort did between years. Sandy Ng worked at the NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development as the Strategy, Research, and Communications intern; took part…

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