Reducing Food Waste through Open Innovation

If food waste were a nation, it would rank third in the world for harmful emissions. Along with the environmental damage, there’s a human cost. Globally, 30–40% of food produced for consumption is wasted. At the same time, 800 million people in the world are undernourished. In the U.S., 1 in 7 people struggle with…

Design For America NYU Seeks Solutions For Drowsy Drivers

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine estimates that tired drivers contribute to one in five serious motor vehicle accidents, and in a recent survey of police officers conducted by the group, nine of 10 reported stopping a driver who they believed was drunk but who turned out simply to be fatigued instead. Driving while drowsy…

The Invisibility of Good Design

Design for America NYU showcases human-centered design projects tackling social issues From a board game that merges community engagement with STEM education, to reimagined assistive devices for older individuals, the projects on display at the Design for America NYU Spring Showcase embodied the universal ideal that good design should be invisible. Design for America (DFA)…