Celebrate the impact created by your teams and the studio and inspire members to continue applying their skills as they become design innovators! Hold a final expo to push projects even further by connecting them with local mentors, recognize users and community partners, and inspire the community. Bond with the studio by congratulating all members, thanking past leads, and having a time for teams to reflect and learn from their work.
Output: Hold a final expo to celebrate end of projects + a studio bonding event to celebrate end of term.
As DFA Northwestern wrap up projects in an expo at the end of every quarter, the studio saw an opportunity to coordinate a design expo in partnership with Segal and make this expo open to any students who would like to showcase their work. At the end of fall and winter quarter, DFA Northwestern joins the design expo held by Segal Design Institute where they receive feedback from mentors, guests, and other students in the design/engineering program. However, Segal does not hold one in spring quarter due to logistical reasons. Coordinating with Segal simplified the process of securing space, inviting guests, and getting food and refreshments; the leadership team reached out to students and figured out the logistics of the space and set up. They had a successful event with huge turnout on both students and professionals!
At the end of the year, MSU wrote up a brief reflection of the history of their studio and celebrated their growth over the past couple years. They also thanked the seniors for their contribution as well. Check out their thank you’s here!