A belated congratulations to Design Thinking for Teens for receiving the a Google Education Grant! DT4Treceived a Google Education grant to fund high school teachers to attend professional development classes that will help them bring back design thinking to their classrooms.
DT4T partners with teens, teachers and local nonprofits to bring a free design thinking program into schools and was started by Oliver Greenwald in partnership with Design for America.
At the annual conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, I was honored to lead a panel on I what I call collective innovation – the process by which technology helps to leverage the capital in distributed networks at a speed and with broader participation unimaginable just a decade ago. Dr. Laura Dabbish (Carnegie Mellon), Dr. Jeff Nickerson (Stevens Institute of Technology), Charlie Hill (IBM) and Mira Dontcheva (Adobe).
Design for America celebrated its 10th birthday at the annual Design Summit at Northwestern University. We talked about the power of community with 300+ friends and family of Design for America. We are grateful to the generous support of McCormick School of Engineering and many others over the past decade. We are looking forward to the next decade!
We were honored to be recognized by the Smithsonian’s Cooper Hewitt Design Museum for Institutional Excellence in 2018 whose previous winners include Apple and Nike.
Design for America hosted hundreds of students, alumni, and thought leaders in early August to learn and do human centered design in their local communities. Check out the video of the students’ design sprint.
Design for America received Smithsonian’s Cooper Hewitt’s 2018 Corporate and Institutional Achievement Award for lasting achievement in American Design.
Look out for Hui et al’s new theory of Distributed Apprenticeship in “Distributed Apprenticeship in Online Communities” Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, 2018
Delta Lab is growing and we are looking for creative, smart, & hard working students interested in social computing, crowdsourcing, HCI, design, AI, & learning sciences to join our lab! Check out http://delta.northwestern.edu & apply by Dec 15th!
Design for America Northwestern alum, Luna Lights, are launching a new venture to prevent elderly falls. A brilliant combination of hardware and software. Read more about their latest accomplishments – Chicago Tonight.
Invited to the 3rd Annual Maker Ed Convening. Excited to share the Mockupsgame which is finally available to the masses on Amazon!