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1/21//22 Spring 2022 Fast Track Students Announced!

Despina Papadopoulos

Despina Papadopoulos

“I feel pretty happy that we have a young generation of people being really interested and engaged in solving some of the wicked problems that we all have created, and I think they’re quite prepared.” — Despina Papadopoulos

Welcoming New Faculty: Spring 2022

This spring, we will be welcoming–and in some cases re-welcoming–a number of practitioners to the DSI team, and we’re excited to introduce them!  First we welcome back DSI ‘20 alum and one third of our spring ‘21 designers in residence to help co-teach our Global Guest Lecture Course! Ryana Burrell is a multidisciplinary designer with…

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Despina Papadopoulos

Despina Papadopoulos is a researcher and designer working on the relationship between technology, materiality and embodied intelligence. She is interested in the ways meaning is created and shared for individuals and in communities and how technology participates in this process. She has been exploring some of these ideas by developing wearables and experimenting with e-textiles…

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Despina Papadopoulos

Despina Papadopoulos. That’s why. Among other things, Despina is helping crafts people in Afghanistan think outside the object and connect to a larger world. And she teaches Thesis at DSI.  DSI: What’s design for social innovation? We talk a lot about human centered design, as if design should be anything else. Design should always be…

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To Lean or Not to Lean: Faculty Member Despina Papadopoulos Tackles Gender Disparity in the Tech World

Mediaocean held a panel of esteemed women in technology during Internet Week last May to discuss the gender disparity in the tech field.

An Introduction to the World of Wearable Technologies, and How to Build Impactful Prototypes

The 3 day Wearable Technologies workshop with Despina Papadopoulos and Benedetta Piantella Simeonides challenged DSI students to ideate and construct technology for service or solution. Everyone learned the value of quick deadlines, rapid prototyping, and team collaboration.

Wearable Environments: State of Affairs and How to Build Projects for Impact

Benedetta Piantella Simeonides and Despina Papadopoulos will run a 3 part for workshop for DSI students, introducing them to the world of wearable technologies and the opportunities in applying them to the social innovation sphere.

DSI Students Are Designing Better Patient Experiences in Indian Government Hospitals

As Design for Social Innovation students, we’re constantly reminded of our responsibility to be social – to deliberately involve people in our projects, both in the design process and in our imagination of their impacts. We want to share a powerful experience we had while working on our thesis project, which seeks to improve the interaction between doctors and patients in government hospitals in India.

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