DSI Welcoming New Faculty: Spring 2022

Maria Sandoval

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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Reporting from the Social Good Summit

The Social Good Summit, held during the week of the UN General Assembly, unites a lively community of global leaders, politicians, activists, and celebrities to discuss what type of world we want to live in by the year 2030. This year’s focus included how we can unlock technology’s potential to make the world a better…

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The MakeGuffin Project

Nicholas Chan, Maria Alejandra Sandoval (2018) A relating-by-making environment for and by individuals on the Autism spectrum that enables individuals to bond and develop informal support systems as they share a common goal around a passion project. Process Paper: (PDF)

Introducing the Inside Scoop

Introducing the “Inside Scoop,” our new series of webinars where DSI faculty and alums will answer questions about the program and give you a lived experience. The first webinar in the series will take place on Friday, December 7 at 12 pm EST. Siri Betts-Sonstegard, a faculty member who works on the research and development…

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In the Ecuadorian Rainforest

In our Communication Design class, teams choose from a group of diverse clients, to learn to use communication to help them achieve their mission to solve social problems. This year, clients are Encore (helping older adults connect to purpose), Going to School (helping school children in India become social entrepreneurs), BarberShop Books (overcoming book deserts…

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Maria Alejandra Sandoval

Maria Alejandra Sandoval is a Colombian designer with a degree in Design and Plastic Arts from Los Andes University in Bogotá. She’s worked on a range of projects in service design and innovation for Publicar Multimedia S.A.S, Marlioü Cosmetics and Holiday Inn, as well as a research titled “Project Río Mío (Spanish for My River)”,…

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