Design for America is an idea incubator, a motivated community, and a way of approaching complicated challenges. DFA shapes the next generation of social innovators.
Design for America is a nationwide network student-led organizations that aims to create products and solutions that solve real world problems. DFA encompasses over 36 studios across the United States with more than 1200+ students working to use human-centered design for social impact.
DFA at UC San Diego is a part of the Design for America National Network and a student organization comprised of multiple project teams with members from all majors. DFA at UCSD focuses on solving issues impacting the San Diego community through human-centered design.
We are united by a common set of values that define our work. We have a willingness to work collaboratively and respectfully with others. We communicate openly and sensitively with team members as well as people of diverse backgrounds we may be unfamiliar with. We have a passion for social good and making a positive impact, first and foremost. We look back at our projects remembering how we worked together using human-centered design.
How we approach the design process...