Since graduating from DSI last spring, Tiffany B. Gaines has been busy building her thesis project into a thriving start-up. Tiffany developed Lovability, a line of discreet, beautifully packed condoms, to encourage women to take charge of their sexual health.
For their thesis, Laura and Rhea are developing Out Loan, a web app to guide student loan borrowers through a more personal repayment process. Learn more about their project at outloan.org.
What’s it like dining in a dumpster? Ask Josh Treuhaft. He has recently hosted five gourmet dinner parties in a retrofitted demolition dumpster in Brooklyn, N.Y. What’s even more surprising is that the culinary creations — like roasted parsnip apple and potato soup and babaganoush with roasted cumin carrot hummus on toast — are all made from slightly bruised or overripe fruits and vegetables and past-expiration date foods that were headed for the garbage dump. The food is donated from local farmers markets, co-ops, restaurants and sometimes friends.
Some of the most exciting work that happens at DSI is our second-year students' thesis projects. It's a great way to see the integration of learning, and the passion that students bring to the future that they are designing. We've featured two blogs here for you to view and share.