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DSI Catching up with Danielle Hernandez (’19)

Ishita Jain

Making the Most of Summer

It’s all in the rear view mirror now, but summer for DSI students was filled with learning experiences as well as fun. Here’s a run down of what the returning cohort did between years. Sandy Ng worked at the NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development as the Strategy, Research, and Communications intern; took part…

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Canversation

Chuyao Geng, Ishita Jain (2018) More than 7,000 “local recyclers” divert recyclables from the landfills, but their contribution is not known. Canversation provides an interactive stage and behind-the-scenes understanding that changes the way New Yorkers see their lives and contributions. Process Paper: (PDF)

Hrudaya Veena Yanamandala (‘18) is Bridging the Gap Between the Human and the Technical

Before DSI, 2018 alum Hrudaya Veena Yanamandala worked as an engineer with a focus on electronics and communication. In her field, she found herself struggling more and more with the lack of connection between humanity and technology. This led her to take the initiative to enroll in online courses focused on human-computer interaction as a…

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Ishita Jain

Ishita Jain is a graduate of the Ceramic and Glass Design program at the National Institute of Design in India; before that, she completed a BA in Lifestyle Accessory Design.  Her thesis project “Design for Change”, which focused on design as a tool for community empowerment, received the Design for Asia Student Award 2012 at the Hong Kong Design…

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