Design for America Vanderbilt

What We Do

SOLVE REAL WORLD PROBLEMS THROUGH DESIGN

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OUR DESIGN PROCESS

Our design process starts with people.  Our solutions have to truly address the problem or challenge at hand. To do so, we focus on understanding the problem, talking to people, and immersing ourselves to truly gain insight. Our human-centered design process places emphasis on the people or issue we're trying to help first and designing with them in mind.

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CREATE AN INTERDISCIPLINARY DESIGN COMMUNITY

 

OUR PROJECTS AND PEOPLE

Our project teams are comprised of a diverse range of people that create a diverse range of solutions. Some projects we work on might result in a physical prototype, others may result in a social program. Thus we need all kinds of different expertise and ways of thinking to generate ideas.  Whether it's engineering, art, anthropology, science, education , or music, we thrive from having a variety of backgrounds and experiences. All are an integral part of innovation

 

FOSTER DESIGN THINKING 

 

OUR WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS

We want everyone to know about design thinking and how to use it in their daily lives. At Vanderbilt we have so many bright and talented young minds--just imagine what incredible things could be created with just a little help from design thinking. We hold design workshops once per semester and teach important skills at our weekly meetings.  Check out one of our events or stop by one of our meetings