The first season of DFA NYU Podcast “Design Thinking Roundtable” is ready

As we are kicking off the Design Week today at the Design Lab @ NYU MakerSpace, we are delighted to share with you the first season of Design Thinking Roundtable,  DFA NYU Podcast.  In this first seasons, they invited three experts in the field of innovation and design to discuss their experiences and expertise on human-centered design. The three episodes are full of inspiring stories and useful insights and tips for both those who want…

Tandon Inventors Present Human-Centered Designs at Fall Prototyping Fund Showcase

“We’re developing assistive tech for our client, who is hearing impaired,” explained Krizia Fernando, inventor of the Visual Doorbell, on display at the NYU Prototyping Fund Showcase for the Fall 2018 semester. “She told us she asks people to text her if they’re coming over, hours in advance, because she’s never prepared when people stop by.” Knowing their client needed a notification system that was not based on sound, Fernando’s team, which includes Tandon and Steinhardt grad…

Make, Learn from Users, Iterate and Reframe: Themes from the Prototyping Fund Showcase.

“There are a lot of things to be worried about these days, but if you focus on trying to create new things, your curiosity can outgrow your fear.” David Delgado, a visual strategist at NASA’s JPL On the morning of Thursday, December 6, the MakerSpace EventSpace bustled with energy and ideas. Curiosity was definitely at the party as students from across the University presented their creations from the Fall2018 Prototyping Fund. Projects ranged from 3D…

Why Design Thinking Matters?

Paper by Anne-Laure Fayard Published: 27 November 2018 _____________ Design thinking has been an important management trend over the last decade. As innovation has become a strategic imperative for companies, taking a design thinking approach seems like a perfect model for developing new products and services that will increase customer satisfaction and loyalty. Yet these developments can be quite self-centered and local. They ignore the not-always-positive impact that innovation may have on other humans, other…

Design Lab’s Stories #2: We Are The New Farmers

We are delighted to share with you our second Design Lab’s stories of prototyping and innovation at NYU MakerSpace – featuring the We Are the New Farmers team. We Are the New Farmers started as a project at the MakerSpace, funded by the Prototyping Fund ((a collaboration of the Design Lab @ NYU Tandon MakerSpace and the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute) and has grown and greatly evolved since Fall 2016 when Jonas met with the first…