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Esther Yip

Congratulations to our Paula Rhodes Award Recipients!

This year, DSI chair Miya Osaki has granted the 2021 Annual Paula Rhodes Memorial Award to ‘21 graduates Veda Borgave and Esther Jing Xin Yip for their exceptional work on their thesis projects–Hundred on 100 and Bersama-sama, respectively–both of which demonstrated massive effort and growth as social designers since beginning their DSI journeys.  Hundred on…

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Spring 2020 Fast Track Students Announced

Our honors Fast Track program is kicking off the spring semester with new students and impactful projects! The selected students began developing these designs outside of DSI coursework, and have brought them into our space to be workshopped and developed at an accelerated rate. Damian Ashton (‘20) is prototyping ways to incentivize New Yorkers to…

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Communication Design Highlight: DSI and Weill Cornell

As part of our spring 2020 Communication Design course, first-year students have been actively collaborating with a number of organizations to respond to real-world design problems. One design team, composed of Sherrie Shao, Esther Yip, Jacqueline Bao, Annan Yang, and Veda Borgave, have been working with the Weill Cornell Medical College on an innovative interactive…

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Fall 2020 Fast Track Students Announced

This semester, our Fast Track program has selected students working on impactful, timely projects across the globe. The selected students began developing these designs outside of DSI coursework, and have brought them into our space to be workshopped and developed at an accelerated rate.  First year Kehan Zhang (‘22) is tackling the needs of the…

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Fall 2020 Fast Track Update

Our Fast Track students have ended the course strong with their end-of-semester presentations! Over the last few months, the four projects run by Kehan Zhang, Nishita Chheda, Esther Yip, Bridget Qian and Shuyu Fang have seen substantial growth.  Kehan Zhang’s COVID-19 data visualization project has demonstrated a vast amount of research on the current pandemic…

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NEXT WEEK: DSI Thesis Show 2021!

Next week, we will be returning in-person to SVA for our live Thesis Show! We’re so proud of the work our students have developed over the course of this uniquely challenging year, and know that their presentations will be extraordinary.  The graduating cohort will be presenting their work at the SVA’s Theatre’s Beatrice Auditorium on…

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Bersama-sama: Healthy To(gather)

Bersama-sama: Healthy To(gather) Esther Jingxin Yip Bersama-sama: Healthy To(gather) is a collaborative field guide to grow relational care in Singapore’s low-income rental neighbourhoods, through community-centered gatherings around health and nutrition. Using meaningful dialogue and creative facilitation, we nurture equitable relationships with communities━ unveiling and appreciating personal stories, natural networks and collective wisdom.

Esther Yip

Esther Yip comes to DSI from Singapore. She is a designer with an analytical and technical background, and a heart to serve the community. She seeks to create meaningful, enduring and collaborative impact through design. As a user experience designer, Esther dedicated her career towards advocating for human-centered design and driving digital transformation efforts in both the…

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