DFA Design Jam: NYU Students Exercise Empathy in Improving Accessibility Design

Students at New York University were presented with the rare opportunity of making the world more accessible. Armed with their notepads and Post-It notes, NYU students from several schools including NYU Tandon participated in Design Jam, a flagship event organized by NYU’s Design for America (DFA) student club, an organization hosted by NYU Tandon but open to students from…

STEM Design for Children 

Help introduce young minds to the joys of designing and inventing! The League of Young Inventors and Design for America at NYU are looking for a team of NYU design thinkers to develop a series of hands-on, child-friendly, cost-effective, and scientifically-sound projects for an upcoming Cities of the Future program we will be offering in…

Tactile Tiles

There are 60,000 blind people and 363,000 people with severe visual impairment in New York City (visionsvcb.org). It is a constant challenge for them to navigate through the city and in public spaces, like hospitals, parks, courts, and universities. All the routines that others take for granted – riding the subway, walking down a sidewalk,…

Jason Charles

Jason Charles is a narrative designer from Brooklyn, New York who is currently a graduate student in the Integrated Digital Media program at the Tandon School of Engineering.As a member of the Design for America studio at NYU, he practices applying human-centered design principles to iterate on potential solutions for challenging problems. Currently, he’s developing…

Srishti Kush

Srishti is an Integrated Digital Media Graduate student at NYU Tandon School of Engineering. Prior to her masters she worked with start-ups in India and has background in Product management and development. She is keen on exploring how design thinking and technology can impact human lives. She is keen on working healthcare, spatial design and…

Karine Sarkissian

Karine Sarkissian is a Program Strategist at 3×3 Design, a social innovation consultancy working to build successful and scalable programs, services, and strategies for urban and economic development initiatives. Karine focuses on incorporating human-centered design techniques into public sector practice. She conducts creative design research and has executed a variety of community driven projects ranging…

Voices Without Roofs

Voices Without Roofs seeks to answer the question, “how might we help street homeless New Yorkers move into housing?” After extensive interviews with unsheltered homeless New Yorkers frontline outreach workers, we identified three key trends. First, folks experiencing homelessness were generally unaware of what steps they needed to take to move inside. Second, outreach teams…

Story from NYU Tandon: Student Leaders Brainstorm Ideas for an Accessible Future

Image: DFA e-board member participated in the Design for America (DFA) national leadership conference From the left: Tuba Naziruddin, Kathleen Chao, Michael Niamehr, and Emma Hoffman.  At the recent Design for America (DFA) Leadership Studio, 106 students from DFA university chapters across the U.S. — including four student leaders from the DFA NYU studio —…

OpenIDEO New York Chapter

OpenIDEO.com is an open innovation community for social innovation launched and run by IDEO, an international design and innovation consultancy. Participating to OpenIDEO challenges is a great opportunity to learn in real time the human-centered design process while collaborating with an amazingly diverse and global community. DFA NYU members are active participants and facilitators of the…