Yuka Fukuoka, ’18, is using virtual reality to help people who stutter navigate social anxiety. And today, she’ll exhibit her work at the 15th annual Games for Change Festival. VRbal, Yuka’s thesis project, is designed to guide those who stutter through the job-seeking process. While preparing for interviews or public speaking events, some people turn…
The United National International School hosted its 20th annual UN Student Conference on Human Rights on Jan. 18 and 19. In part because of the “Say No More” game she helped develop at DSI, Robin Newman, ’15, was selected as a keynote speaker who conducted a workshop for this year’s conference. Her talk focused on applying…
A recap of ideas that emerged from Better World By Design 2016, the annual design conference led by RISD and Brown students.
About 40 million adults suffer from the symptoms that come with anxiety. Anyone who has ever felt anxious knows how much that feeling completely stinks. Of course, there are degrees of anxiety that can run the gamut from just a little nervous energy to feeling like you’re on the brink of death. Either way, none of those feelings are fun. It’s even harder trying to explain to others exactly what’s wrong, right?
It’s a balmy Sunday night in late June in San Francisco, post-Pride parade, and I’m about to eat dinner in a pristine blue dumpster in a dead-end SOMA (South of Market) street. The event, Salvage Supperclub, seeks to draw attention to food waste and encourage home cooks to not throw out less than ideal, yet still edible stuff.
Originally posted on forbes.com “It is widely accepted that by 2050 the world will host 9 billion people. To accommodate this number, current food production will need to almost double.” So begins the 200-page United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization report from 2013 that advocates eating insects as an end run around a looming food…
Over the next few weeks, we will be highlighting some of the many outstanding projects by 2016 Alumni Scholarship Award winners. First up is MFA Design for Social Innovation student Ivan Boscariol on his Boiling Down program, which aims to reduce bullying and challenge gender norms through the power of cooking.
DSI students Nazlı Cangönül, Lauren Gardner, Kara Isabella and Caroline McAndrews were invited to participate in the inaugural student-led Design 4 Impact Conference at Avenues, The World School in NYC on February 27th.
We would like to congratulate our very own DSI recipients of the SVA Alumni Scholarship Award Fund award, Lauren Gardner, Caroline McAndrews, and Ivan Boscariol! This year, 67 students were chosen from a pool of over 300 applicants, and were awarded scholarships worth more than $80,000 for their final year at SVA to aid in the completion of final thesis/portfolio projects.
We’re delighted to share news of three DSI alums from the class of ’15 who join a growing community of DSI alumni driving positive change through social innovation design.