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DSI Where They Are Now: A Look at Our Alums

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Projects

Wear Slow Clothes

by Stephen Bernasconi

“A way to connect consumers to people who design, produce, and sell locally made clothes.”

Wealthier With Water

Pragya Mahendru (2017)

“A new subscription model that gives residents of Odisha, India increased access to clean water, building on the work of Spring Health, an existing water delivery service.”

VRbal

Yuka Fukuoka (2018) A step-by-step approach to building confidence and reducing anxiety in people who stutter, particularly in stressful situations, such as job interviews. Process Paper: (PDF)

Votever

by Tanya Bhandari

“A DIY student movement on college campuses, where a group of students does whatever it takes to get their peers to engage with the elections in India.”

Trueque

Karla Despradel (2017)

“A program that leverages insights from behavioral science, education and design, to help youth in the Dominican Republic stay in school and out of trouble.”

Toward a Sustainable Non-Urban

by Norah Maki

“Create a visual language that re-unites nature and metaphor to map intersecting social, environmental and technological systems.”

Togayther

Linjie Deng (2017)

“A liberation movement in support of gay Chinese men to help educate and build community and support in an otherwise conservative culture.”

Time In

Jade Broomfield (2017)

“A program to counteract colorism in elementary schools using mindfulness to break the pattern of discouragement, lack of confidence and stereotyping.”

Thesis Projects From Our First Graduates

Thank you first cohort, there will never be another; for your courage, commitment and perseverance. Thanks to every one of our extraordinary faculty, to Richard Wilde again and always.

The V Store

by Maia Kaufman

“A for-profit store that merges sexual and reproductive health — a ‘genius bar’ for vaginas.”

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