Financial Longevity

Design for America NYU Studio created the idea of “The Incubator Club for Credit Union Members” which had been selected for the OpenIDEO challenge of Financial Longevity. The challenge was to design financial services for people age 50+. Mission: The Incubator Club provides those 50 and older with resources (community, networking, mentoring, finance, technical skills, etc.)…

Family Food Insecurity Project

Millions of working Americans don’t know where their next meal is coming from and one-sixth of Americans don’t have enough food to eat (McMillan, National Geographic, 2014). As our team explored what we thought was a shocking piece of information, we found that many working families in the US are faced with food insecurity and…

The Project on Educating Journalists for the XXI Century Newsroom

Journalism used to be all about writing and content creation. However, today media companies produce written content along with web interactives, data applications, podcasts, newsletters, chat bots, and in some cases even software. This change has increased the skills needed for newsrooms  to thrive, adding things like  coding, design, data, product management and ux research….

Medline Project

Note: Go to the journey section below to learn of the project outcome After reviewing the brief, doing some complementary research and talking to an Occupational Therapy expert at NYU Ability lab, our team has decided to focus on the following question: How can we ensure the effective use of mobility devices to help patients…

The Project on Making good food, Easy

Design Challenge: How might we will equip NYC-metro area families with tools to find and use Good Food as a mechanism for achieving well-being? Founding Team & Project Goals: Our founding team includes a former nonprofit executive director, a healthcare marketing expert, human centered designer/engineer, and a sales/operations professional with experience working at food-focused social…

Connor Lin

Connor is an Integrated Digital Media student at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering. He is an UX/UI designer, learning to combine technology and design in creative ways to produce, create, and innovate new services, products, and experiences. He has designed for Uber, Barclays, and Techstars.

Fiat Chrysler Project: Project Dora on shared mobility

Our team is passionate to explore the design challenge: “How might we support shared mobility in the underserved neighbourhoods of New York to develop environmental impact and create new economic opportunities.” As a team based in New York City, we experience and thus empathize with the challenges faced by the increasing numbers who live in…

Do Tank Spring 2016: Borders, Migration, and Immigration

The miLES Do Tank is an action-oriented design thinking course, tied to a challenge to translate learnings into local impact. In collaboration with Foossa, Makeshift, Design for America of NYU, and Tenement Museum, the Do Tank cultivates a group of people with varied skillsets to work together on a real-world issue, from collaborative ideation to…

MET Project: The Never Ending Manifest

The manifest has been one of the fundamental tools by which artists and artistic movements  publicly communicated their esthetic and political views, and introduced the broader public to their proposed new paradigm.  However, In the contemporary context of internet based art, where  geographical and time boundaries are challenged and replaced by art as an open…

From Project Avocado to NYU FREEdge (Spring 2016- Spring 2017)

Project Avocado was inspired by the Fall 2015 Do Tank Food Waste Challenge. It is a  platform for students, to share their excess (and still consumable) food with other students, before it goes to waste. This not only helps to feed those who need food, but also helps to build a stronger student community; at…