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Hrudaya Veena Yanamandala, ’18, wins for thesis project at the HCI International 2018

Hrudaya Veena Yanamandala, ‘18, participated recently in the Human Computer Interaction Conference 2018 in Bangalore, India, which attracts academics from all over the world to discuss and collaborate on their work. Hrudaya presented her thesis work under this year’s theme of “Beyond and Behind the Screen.” She won second place for her project, “Headway: a survivor’s guide to…

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Five Good Reasons to Submit Your Application to DSI by January 15

A degree from DSI is transformative. It opens opportunities, ideas and capacity for leading change that are unimaginable before they’re experienced. Going back to school is the most self-indulgent thing you can do for yourself. If you are out in the world working, become a learner again allows you to recalibrate and come back to…

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Practicing What we Teach: DSI’s Network of Partners and Collaborators

Social Design is a collaborative process, but the degree to which it is effective depends on the quality of collaboration, and the diversity and capabilities of collaborators. We are honored at DSI to include in our network some of the most accomplished individuals and organizations working to solve the critical issues of our time. These…

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Measuring the Difference Design Makes: the Evolution of the Measured Lab

Measured.design is a research initiative launched by DSI, for the purpose of measuring the difference social design makes on human health. It began as a symposium two years ago, in which leaders in healthcare, design, philanthropy and business came together to compare measurement experiences and begin a dialog about how design’s benefits can be quantified.…

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A Creative Leader in Data Visualization

Sandy Guberti-Ng has just joined CB Insights, a big data company that analyzes data about private companies, as a data viz designer. She will be doing data story-telling, communicating complex data in a simple to understand manner. During the interview process, she shared A Year in President Trump’s Tweets, a project she created while at DSI. Sandy feels that…

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Introducing the Inside Scoop

Introducing the “Inside Scoop,” our new series of webinars where DSI faculty and alums will answer questions about the program and give you a lived experience. The first webinar in the series will take place on Friday, December 7 at 12 pm EST. Siri Betts-Sonstegard, a faculty member who works on the research and development…

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Students Win Big at DC Competition

Rutvi Gupta, Umila Singh, and Jessica Panicola participated in the ESSA Report Card Design Challenge, which was held by the US Department of Education and the Data Quality Campaign in Washington DC.  Over the course of two days their focus was to design a solution to make school information easily accessible by parents.  They leveraged…

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Announcing the 2019 Paul Polak Scholarship

We are delighted to announce that for the fifth year, incoming students can apply for the Paul Polak Scholarship from MFA Design for Social Innovation. Paul has been a friend, adviser and inspiration to our program, and to the millions of people around the world whose lives he has changed through his work to end…

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Reporting Live 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. In our fifth year participating, DSI students Danielle Hernandez, Zach Narva, Pratiksha Rathi, Rachel Cho and…

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Welcome Back Class of 2019

Last week we welcomed back our returning students to DSI with our second annual Second Year Bootcamp. Facilitated by chair Cheryl Heller, faculty Miya Osaki and alum Jade Broomfield, students were given an assignment to represent one specific health-related problem as seen through the perspective of someone who lives in the Harlem neighborhood of upper…

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