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Cheryl Heller Keynotes the DMI Academic Design Management Conference

(photos by Tua Björklund, Nate Sterling and Selena Griffith; via Twitter) In a provocative talk about the future of design, business and design education, Cheryl Heller discussed the disconnects between the needs and jobs of the future, and the educations capacity to prepare graduates to meet them. In the audience at Ravensbourne College in London…

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DSI Participates in a New Resource for Redesigning Global Health

The Gates Foundation, USAID, Dalberg Design and Sonder Design launched designforhealth.org, a public resource on when, why and how to apply human-centered design to global health. DSI contributed in multiple ways to the project: Chair Cheryl Heller served as an adviser, and participated in the project’s initial workshop in Berlin. And Pragya Mishra, ’15, served…

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The Intergalactic Design Guide: Harnessing the Creative Potential of Social Design

Cheryl Heller’s book will be available on Oct. 4. It is a distillation of learning and experience from the DSI program, and from her own experiences as a practicing social designer. Advance commentary on the book includes: “The Intergalactic Design Guide is a call for entries to design our way out of the civilization we…

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Our Faculty Grows in Strength, Depth and Breadth

This year, we’re welcoming Daniel Rosenberg, Mollie Ring and Joey Lee. Daniel Rosenberg Teaching “Mapping and Visualization Design” Born in Israel and raised in Chile, Daniel Rosenberg is a designer, architect and educator holding a master’s and a PhD in Design and Computation from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. For the last two years, he…

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Yuka Fukuoka, ’18, is helping people who stutter overcome their social anxiety with VRbal.

Earlier this summer, Yuka competed as a finalist in the Microsoft US Imagine Cup, a competition where student developers solve world challenges. Yuka and her Microsoft teammates developed VRbal to help users who stutter prepare for an upcoming presentation. Unlike role-playing for a job interview or lecture with a friend or family member, VRbal is…

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A Letter to Larry Fink, CEO of BlackRock

Dear Larry Fink, Your annual letter this year sent a shockwave into the corporate world, with a wake extending far beyond the CEOs to whom it was addressed. Defining prosperity as the delivery of not only financial performance but also a positive contribution to society is a case that social organizations and CSR departments have…

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Yuka Fukuoka, ’18, Presents Her Thesis Project at the Games for Change Festival

Yuka Fukuoka, ’18, is using virtual reality to help people who stutter navigate social anxiety. And today, she’ll exhibit her work at the 15th annual Games for Change Festival. VRbal, Yuka’s thesis project, is designed to guide those who stutter through the job-seeking process. While preparing for interviews or public speaking events, some people turn…

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Where They Are Now: A Look at Our Alums

It’s the end of another school year, and for this newsletter, we’re focusing not on what goes on inside our program, but on what our graduates are doing out in the world. We have always defined success as more than the number of students who come to get their graduate degree here, but also on…

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Yuka Fukuoka, ’18, Selected as Microsoft US Imagine Cup Finalist

Yuka Fukuoka, ’18, is helping people who stutter overcome their social anxiety with VRbal. On May 5, she’ll compete as a finalist in the Microsoft US Imagine Cup, a competition where student developers solve world challenges. Yuka and her Microsoft teammates developed VRbal to help users who stutter practice for an upcoming presentation. Unlike role-playing…

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Liora Yuklea, ’15, Talks About How DSI Prepared Her For a Career at Google

Liora Yuklea, ’15. Interaction Designer for Google in Tel Aviv. Using the skills she learned at DSI to design at global scale. Apply. DSI.

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