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Meghan Lazier

Student Develops an App That’s Like Uber for Disabled People

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DSI Advisor Erik Hersman in the Big News

When Mark Zuckerberg made his first visit to sub-Saharan Africa recently, he ended up at “the most famous of Africa’s Innovation hubs.” According to Forbes, “He also popped into the office of BRCK, a remarkable internet connectivity device that has since morphed into a clever education system for the developing world. Both have been co-founded…

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From Public Relations to Public Policy

Since the day she entered DSI, Meghan Lazier was committed to seizing every opportunity. When she was able to spend a summer in Kenya helping Erik Hersman launch BRCK, she jumped on it without hesitation. She knew she wanted international experience — and BRCK, a Nairobi-based company that connects frontier markets to the Internet, was…

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The Power of a Thesis in Design for Social Innovation

In a matter of weeks, our third class will present their thesis projects on stage at the SVA Beatrice Theater. One of the unique aspects of DSI is the diversity of our students, in their interests, their experiences and the cultures from which they come. Twenty-four countries (and counting) have been represented, with interests as…

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Sappi 2014 Ideas that Matter Grant Recipients: Michelle Kwon, Meghan Lazier, and Robin Newman from Design for Social Innovation at SVA

Sappi Fine Paper North America’s Ideas that Matter program is aimed at helping designers create and implement print projects for charitable causes. Since 1999, the program has funded over 500 nonprofit projects, contributing more than $12.5 million to causes that use design as a positive force in society. The program is open to North American…

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Alert-A-Ride

by Meghan Lazier

“I am helping disabled commuters regain independence and control of their day by creating a mobile app that gives riders access to real-time data and information about current and past rides on paratransit.”

Meghan Lazier, ’15, is Bringing Education to Children All Over the World

Since the day she entered DSI, and likely for many years before, Meghan Lazier was committed to seeing every opportunity in front of her and seizing it. She is mature, motivated, smart and resourceful. When the opportunity came up to spend a summer in Kenya helping Erik Hersman launch BRCK, she jumped on it without hesitation.…

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Say No More

A game for middle school girls in the United States which helps them understand and create healthy relationship boundaries.

Laura Kadumus, Meghan Lazier, and Gina Kim

DSI Global Guest Lecture Series speakers: Laura Kadumus, Meghan Lazier, and Gina Kim titles: Digital Service Expert at the United States Digital Service USDS; Product Designer (UX/UI/PM) at the Federal Reserve Board; Digital Service Expert at the USDS. date: February 28, 2018 subject: How an MFA from Design for Social Innovation at SVA prepares you…

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Exploring The Role of The Big “D” Designer In Government

A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog arguing that everyone designs. In that post, I talked about how those of us with little to no design experience are still designers (just little “d” designers), as we work to improve situations and experiences around us. Big “D” Designers, on the other hand, are those individuals with professional training in the field of design.

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