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3 reasons to submit your DSI application before the Jan. 15 deadline

You want to design a career with a purpose. It’s time to start now. When you apply to DSI early, you maximize the opportunities available to you. Here’s why you should apply before the first deadline on Jan. 15: Increase your likelihood of being considered for this program. You care about bettering this world, AND…

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Yuka Fukuoka’s Stacha device featured on Wareable.com

Yuka Fukuoka ’18 is featured in an article about her project, Stacha, a device to create empathy and awareness for people who stutter. Read the full article here. Both inside and outside of the program, DSI students create change, disrupt the status quo and use their own powers of creativity to bring something to life…

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Gabriela Reygadas, ’14, Looking Back at Her Time at DSI

DSI: Gabriela Reygadas, Class of 2014. Fulbright Scholar, Citizen of Mexico. Daughter of social activists and nonprofit leaders. Strategist Designer at Cirklo launching a division for the consultancy on social design. Passionate about financial inclusion, ending poverty and injustice in her country. Apply. DSI.

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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