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DSI Congratulations to our Paula Rhodes Award Recipients!

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Nil Tuzcu

Nil Tuzcu is an award-winning creative technologist and multimedia designer working at the intersection of information design, data-driven storytelling, and digital humanities. In her multidisciplinary practice, she translates data into engaging visual narratives to make complex political, economic, and geographical data accessible to the public.  Her projects were nominated for the Information is Beautiful Awards…

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Why DSI? Mari Nakano. That’s Why.

This year, our amazing group of thesis advisors has been led by Mari Nakano, who joined the DSI team in 2018. What is design for social innovation to you? For me, design for social innovation means using design tools and strategies for the purposes of creating a resilient planet, where all people can share power…

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Sahar Ghaheri

Gearing up for Fall 2020

With a successful orientation complete, DSI is in for an exciting semester. This year’s Jump-Start featured a combination of design thinking workshops from members of our faculty, advice on the creative process from 2018 Alum Jeralyn Richardson, and an assortment of games and conversations that allowed the DSI family to get to know one another…

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Sasha Charlemagne

Sasha Charlemagne guides design strategy for business and social innovation. Her process integrates human-centered design with foresight, lean principles, storytelling, and a bit of feminine wisdom to help design and innovation teams reimagine more creative, just, and resilient futures. Sasha holds a Master’s in Strategic Design and Management from Parsons School of Design.  Prior to…

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Why DSI? Kate Reed Petty. That’s Why.

Professional fiction writer Kate Reed Petty began teaching Creative Writing for Social Designers in Spring 2020. When she’s not writing or teaching, Kate serves as a communications consultant who specializes in working with civic and nonprofit organizations. As an editor, writing coach, workshop leader, and strategist, Kate has worked with organizations including Friends of the…

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Kara Meyer

Kara Meyer is Managing Director at + POOL, where she oversees the development of the world’s first water-filtering, floating swimming pool. She helped establish the 501c3 Friends of + POOL in 2015 and heads the organization’s operations, programming, and administration, with a focus on fundraising and expanding partnerships for the development of the + POOL…

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Kate Reed Petty

Kate Reed Petty is a writer and communications consultant who specializes in civic and nonprofit organizations. She has 12 years of experience collaborating with designers, researchers, and thought leaders to translate complicated subject matter into clear, compelling prose—in formats ranging from 280-character social media posts to 280-page research reports. As an editor, writing coach, workshop…

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Corwin Green

Corwin Green is an educator and communications designer, whose focus is to investigate how collective power is created in design and art. A generalist, he works in print, environmental and digital platforms. He is fascinated by brand development and engagement, the function and dysfunction of cities, and the ways space can be augmented and manipulated.…

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Mari Nakano

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