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Wen Tang (Class of ’17) Will Present at the IxDC 2016 Conference in China This Summer

The primary responsibility of the International eXperience Design Committee (IXDC) is to promote the value of innovation to society, and to construct an international platform for exhibition and communication.  A non-profit organization founded in 2010 with the support of over 20 leading companies and universities in China, IxDC holds its International Conference of Experience Design every year, and this…

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Alum Kara Isabella Awarded the Neighborhood 360° Fellowship

Congratulations to recent graduate Kara Isabella (2016) for joining the inaugural cohort of the Neighborhood 360° Fellows program, which pairs community organizers and planners with New York City community-based development organizations (CBDOs), to facilitate increased collaboration between local stakeholders around impactful economic development initiatives and help build CBDO capacity.

Welcome, Class of 2018

In less than 24 hours, our fifth cohort will begin their journey to become leaders in social design. They come from nine countries, with different interests and experience, and a common commitment to put their talent to work solving complex social challenges. We look forward to seeing them grow over the next two years, and…

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The Class of 2018 Has Arrived

They come from Ghana, Nigeria, Sweden, Thailand, China, South Korea, Japan, Indonesia, Colombia, India and across the U.S. They bring experience in architecture, filmmaking, anthropology, clinical nursing, community health, development, journalism and every form of design. They tell the stories of their direct and sometimes novel-worthy indirect paths to ending up at 136 West 21st…

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DSI Alum Swar Raisinghani is Creating Better Patient-Centered Healthcare Systems

Swar Raisinghani, a graduate of DSI’s Class of ’15, is a Service Designer at the New York office of the global design and innovation consultancy Veryday, originally founded in Sweden almost 30 years ago. At Veryday, Swar is working to design a support service experience for patients with Alzheimer’s, a long-term and complex project.

DSI Alum Rhea Rakshit is Making Fashion Transparent

Rhea Rakshit, Class of ’15, is talking about Project JUST, a recently launched online platform that allows shoppers to know how ethical their favorite fashion brands’ supply chain practices are.

DSI Student Emily Herrick: A Beginner’s Guide to More Meaningful Infographics

I love infographics. They are valuable tools in both the public and private sector. But often, through my internet wanderings, I come across an infographic that seems a little off. Instead of helping me consume data in a meaningful way, it leaves me feeling confused.

Technologies For Designing Change

The class of 2017 has come a long way since January, when we were given an Arduino in our Technologies For Designing Change class. Even though many of us had never seen an Arduino, or even heard of it, we were told that by the end of the semester we would create a solution to a social issue using one.

DSI Students Test Their Games for Impact

For the past few weeks, we’ve been creating street games as part of our Games for Impact design class. The topics ranged from Hijab’s, the Syrian refugee crisis, voting in America and exploring New York to kids with immobility. Many of our games took advantage of the public parks and cityscape in New York, but others also used the facilities at DSI.

DSI Alum Sebastian Barrera Integrates Design Into Development Organizations Around the World

Sebastian Barrera (class of ’14) came to DSI with two questions: What is the role of design in the public sector, humanitarian aid, and philanthropy? And how can I help integrate and validate design practice in these contexts? Through DSI and its network Sebastian is now a designer at the Design Impact Group (DIG) at…

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