Monthly Archives: August 2012

August 8, 2012
Liz Gerber talks about Design for America in Oprah Magazine.

July 12, 2012
Design for America receives Core 77”s notable professional award for educational awards

July, 6, 2012
The Creative Action Lab’s crowdfunding campaign was featured on As the Music Plays: Publicity and Social Media

July 4, 2012
The Creative Action Lab’s research featured on

July 3, 2012
The Creative Action Lab’s crowdfunding campaign was featured in Social Times.

June 18, 2012
The Creative Action Lab launched its first crowdfunding campaign to raise money for ….. crowdfunding research!

May 25, 2012
Six new studios (Yale, UC Berkeley, Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech, Case Western, University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign) join Design for America!

May 15, 2012
DFA Aaron’s Horowitz talks about the power of building at NYU.

May 5, 2012
We created The Crowdfunders Accord at the CrowdCamp CHI 2012

April 26, 2012
Design for America’s Jerry the Bear launched at Betaspring Incubator.

April 20, 2012
Design for America speaks at A Better World By Design

April 12, 2012
Design for America described as hacking education on New Empire Builders.

April 5/10 2012
Design for America’s Swipe Sense pitch hand hygiene to investors through Healthbox incubator in downtown Chicago. Mert Iseri and Yuri Malina featured in Chicago Tribune and Crain’s Chicago Business.

March 29, 2012
Design for America featured in GOOD article titled, “Child’s Play: A Teddy Bear to Help Diabetic Kids Master Their Care.”

March 13, 2012

Liz Gerber speaks about the role of social computing in the Design-It-Together movement at IDSA-Midwest.

Design for America featured in Harvard Business Review Blog titled, “Millennials Are the MacGyvers of Business.”

March 2, 2012
Design for America won the Badges for Lifelong Learning Competition supported by Mozilla and the MacArthur Foundation. The competition challenges the traditional measures of achievement. See the press in the Chronicle of Higher Education and on the Competition website.

February 28, 2012
Design for America’s Hannah Chung featured on in MIT Technology’s Review for the project that launched Design for America

Design for America’s Jerry the Bear team accepted to Beta Spring incubator.

February 2, 2012
Poster titled “Design Principles: Crowdfunding as a Creativity Support Tool” accepted into the CHI 2012 Work In Progress Program.

February 2, 2012
Liz Gerber featured in Burlington Free Press article titled, “Social and mobile technologies boost local food movement.”

January 31, 2012
Design for America’s Hannah Chung, named as one of Inc’s 15 Women to Watch in Tech.

January 11, 2012
Design for America called out a Top 10 Design Initiative to Watch in 2012 in Archinect.

December 28, 2011
Design for America called out by IDEO leader, Ryan Jacoby, on Smart as design and innovation trend of 2012.

December 20, 2011
Tech Crunch features Design for America’s SwipeSense Team. Team selected for Healthbox accelerator in Chicago.

Wall Street Journal features Design for America’s SwipeSense Team on Market Watch.

December 12, 2011
Workshop Paper titled, “Crowdfunding: Why People Are Motivated to Post and Fund Projects on Crowdfunding Platforms” accepted at CSCW 2012.

November 28, 2011
Paper on Creativity Support Tools and Service Design accepted at the International Journal of Design.

November 7, 2011
Collective Intelligence BarCamp selected as workshop at CHI 2012 with my fabulous colleagues Paul Andre (MIT), MIchael Bernstein (MIT), Niki Kittur (CMU), Rob Miller (MIT), and Mira Dontcheva (Adobe).

November 1, 2011
Design for America expands to schools nationwide. Featured in the Daily Northwestern.

October 28, 2011
Design for America’s work on water conservation featured in the Daily Northwestern.

October 26, 2011
Work featured on Evanston Patch

October 26, 2011
“Social Impact Through Design” featured on Northwestern NewsCenter.

October 25, 2011
Work featured on Vermont Public Radio.

October 24, 2011
Article on Innovation Self-Efficacy published on Core77.

October 11, 2011
Design for America at Cornell University featured in

October 11, 2011
Design for America featured in an article titled, “Should design be taught as an entrepreneurial skill?” in

October 10, 2011
Design for America’s expansion to 8 schools featured in Core 77.

September 29, 2011
Design for America’s designers featured as a Chicago design standout in the Chicago Tribune Business section.

September 14, 2011
Design for America featured on the cover of Fast Company and inside. Check it out here and here.

September 12, 2011
Extracurricular Design Based Learning featured in Core 77 article

Sept 12, 2011
Liz Gerber interviewed about the future of crowdsourcing by Info.

Sept 1, 2011
Design for America featured on Core 77.

July 13, 2011
Design for America receives notable professional award for Core 77’s Design Education Initiative and Design For Social Impact

May 25 2011
Design for America Pop Up Studio at Northwestern featured on McCormick School of Engineering website.

May 18 2011
Design for America Pop Up Studio at Northwestern featured in on School of Education and Social Policy website.

May 12 2011
Liz Gerber, Amanda Herman, Jeremy Gilbert, and Jeanne Olson host first annual Design for America Pop Up Studio at Northwestern. Students gather to share stories of personal transformation through and by design and create an exhibit called Change Through and By Design.

April 22 2011
Teddy Bear Challenges Diabetes, Medill report on award winning bear for child diabetics by Design for America

April 21 2011
Design for America’s studio launch at Dartmouth College featured on Core 77.

April 18 2011
Research on managers use of redundant communication featured on Harvard’s Working Knowledge

March 4 2011
Design for America nominated as a semi-finalists in Dell’s Social Innovation Competition. Awaiting word on the final round. Aaron Horowitz named fellow.

January 16 2011
Bruce Mau mentions Professor Gerber’s work with Design For America on CBC. (Starts at 12:40 min)

December 23 2010
Dr. Gerber describes the role of improv for helping graduate students succeed in the lab at Northwestern’s McCormick’s School of Engineering

November 22 2010
Design for America students win 2nd place prize in Entrepreneur Idol competition

November 10 2010
Paper titled “How Managers Use Multiple Media: Discrepant Events, Power, and Timing in Redundant Communication” with Paul Leonardi and Tsedal Beyene accepted at Organization Science

October 5 2010
Hannah Chung and Dr. Gerber present work at the Design and Emotion conference

October 2010
Design for America students Yuri Malina and Mert Iseri, featured on documentary called, Water Pressures.

September 30 2010
Dr. Gerber’s lab is looking for outstanding students with design and computer programming skills to join the lab. Contact Dr. Gerber at egerber (at) if you are interested in learning more

September 24 2010
Dr. Gerber presented Design for America: Changing People’s Beliefs in Themselves Through and By Design at the 2010 CUSP conference.

Dr. Gerber’s talk mentioned on Startl blog

July 20 2010
Case study on Emotional Storyboarding featured on Northwestern’s Segal Design Institute website

May 4 2010
Design for America featured on Stanford blog

May 1 2010
Design for America featured in article titled: Designing Change in Northwestern’s McCormick Magazine.

Apr 15 2010
Design for America featured at Design Chicago Conference at Northwestern University.

Apr 10 2010
Design for America featured on Daily Finance.

Apr 1 2010
Dr. Gerber’s research on improvisation and design featured in Interactions Magazine.

Feb 19 2010
Dr. Gerber featured in McCormick news article based on her participation in the National Academy of Engineers Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium in DC. Read more.

Feb 4 2010
Design for America awarded Breed Fund from Donald Norman to travel to India to teach design thinking and learn new design skills. The experience will be captured in a documentary sponsored by Pepsi that will be distributed world wide later this year.

Jan 15 2010
Dr. Gerber selected to present paper titled, User Observation: Managing Uncertainty Through Regular Exploration at the International Conference on Design Principles and Practices in Chicago, IL.