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.
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.
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.
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.
A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog arguing that everyone designs. In that post, I talked about how those of us with little to no design experience are still designers (just little “d” designers), as we work to improve situations and experiences around us. Big “D” Designers, on the other hand, are those individuals with professional training in the field of design.
One of our favorite conferences of the year is always this one, created by students of RISD and Brown in Providence, Rhode Island. This year ABWxD focused on celebrating and supporting design processes and solutions that support a society that is inclusive.
Last week we greeted the incoming class with what has now become a DSI tradition.
Originally created for the DSI Games for Change class this past spring, Abba Babba took to the streets for the After Dark evening of game play at the Manhattan Bridge Archway Plaza in Brooklyn. Abba Babba was selected to participate in the Come Out And Play Festival, which took place on July 16th–18th.
Two friends from Las Cruces, who are now living in different parts of the country, have spent the last two weeks on a journey spreading kindness to random people. For longtime friends Amer Jandali and Diana O’Brien, a simple idea has turned into something remarkable.
Meghan Lazier develops an app that's like Uber for disabled people.