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On The Radio: Interviews with Measured Speakers and Provocateurs

In the midst of the crowded SVA theater, Denver Frederick, host of the radio show The Business of Giving (@BizofGive) on New York’s WNYM-AM (970) managed to interview a number of the participants.  Hear for yourself at the links below. Laurie Leitch Cheryl Heller Maggie Breslin Jonathan McKay Doug Powell

Measured ))

Last Tuesday, two hundred and fifty people gathered at the SVA theater in New York to begin the conversation about measuring the impact of social design on health. It was informative, exciting, energized. And it wasn’t enough. We knew it would be only a beginning. In the weeks to come, we will be creating a…

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Faculty Asi Burak: How Video Games Can Change the World

The new book, Power Play: How Video Games Can Save The World, by Asi Burak and Laura Parker, was just released. Asi is well known in the game world as the creator of PeaceMaker and the former executive director of Games For Change. For quite a while now, he has been the go-to source for understanding the social impact gaming movement.

Thank You, Doug Powell

For three days last week, the design world in New York got brighter, especially twenty-third and twenty-fourth streets in the SVA neighborhoods of Chelsea. Doug Powell was in town, as a keynote speaker at the Measured Summit, and as a guest at the DSI Wednesday Guest Lecture class. Doug founded one of the country’s most…

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Yuka Fukuoka ’18 Will Present Speech Disorder Device at SXSW

This March DSI student Yuka Fukuoka will be presenting STACHA, a wearable device aimed at educating people on the difficulties of stuttering, at the SXSW’s Interactive Festival. Motivated by her personal journey, STACHA was designed with a team from both her home country of Japan, and the US. The collar-like device, which simulates the speech barrier and induces the physical response of stuttering, hopes…

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An Interview with Measured Summit Organizer Cheryl Heller

A quick download of “The Measured Summit: Measuring the Impact of Social Design on Human Health,” happening next Tuesday, January 24th, in NYC. What is the Summit? Why is it happening? Who will be there? Our interview with the Summit’s lead organizer, Cheryl Heller, will help you get queued in to what’s going on.

Getting Real About How to Solve the Problems That Matter

If we learned anything from the 2016 election (and I’m not yet sure we have), it’s that every single one of us is capable of believing only the version of truth we want to hear, and tuning out the views that threaten ours. Reality is suddenly an opinion, not a fact, and the passion with which people defend their divergent versions of it has reached the boiling point.

MK Loomis,’14, is Having a Huge Career

She’s a senior product designer at the huge interaction design company conveniently called Huge, working in their Brooklyn office immediately after school, then recently relocating to the office in Los Angeles. MK can’t talk about anything she’s working on (that’s a sign of someone who works on very big projects for very big companies. (Is…

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It All Began With a Workshop in Hunan and Ended Up With a National Award in China

Wei Zheng, a student in the first graduating class at DSI, came from the city of Changsha in Hunan Province, where she attended Hunan Normal University. She organized a workshop at Hunan Normal, where Cheryl Heller, DSI chair and DSI advisory Cheryl Kiser, Executive Director of the Social Innovation Lab at Babson College in Boston,…

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JSI, DSI, M&E

We’re not fond of acronyms, but they seem to be unavoidable in contemporary life, since otherwise sentences would be more than twice as long. The translation of this headline is: John Snow, Inc, the global Measurement and Evaluation company came to MFA Design for Social Innovation at SVA last week to teach the second of…

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