A strong DFA studio has committed teams who have fun using design for social good. In DFA you will meet individuals with different backgrounds and for different passions. Leverage the difference of your members to create diverse teams focused on creating social impact!
Output: Teams formed with members with diverse backgrounds and majors.
Rice creates teams based on the individual’s personalities more than their skillsets. Once they finalize team leads for each team, they interview the recruited members with diverse backgrounds to understand their interests and a bit of their personality in a teamwork environment. Then the leads set teams according to the personalities while keeping in mind to make a diverse team. So far, Rice has found a lot of success in their way; teams enjoy their experience and many become good friends outside of their projects, making DFA Rice an active group of social innovators!
DFA RPI wanted a creative way to attract interest with an interesting giveaway for activity fairs and recruiting events on campus. They 3D printed DFA keychains and made fortune tellers with important information about what DFA is, what human-centered design is, and what their studio is up to all rolled into one.
DFA Cornell spells out Design for America with legos across campus to earn name-recognition and for people to think of them in a fun, creative light!
DFA University of Illinois makes a splash at their activities fair by walking around with an interactive display worn by a DFAer.
DFA National’s PR kit, a brochure highlighting what DFA is, showcases latest impact and how others can get involved to hand out on campus. Download and use it to help explain DFA on your campus!
DFA Northwestern holds info-sessions to give a detailed overview of DFA, set expectations, and turn potential recruits into active members.
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