DFA is an award-winning, nationwide network of university students using design innovation for social good, building community, and developing their capacity to take on any challenge. Our studio at the University of Cincinnati is dedicated to impacting the world around us while exploring new skills and what it means to be a designer thinker.
We believe that problems are solved better in groups - specifically groups made up of whole brained teams. DFA leverages the amazingly diverse culture at UC, where we are surrounded by students of countless majors and backgrounds. So no matter if you are a designer, engineer, marketer, entrepreneur, dancer, lawyer, artist, teacher, accountant, or anything else—you are welcome to join the #DFAmily!
The University of Cincinnati offers students a balance of educational excellence and real-world experience, and our DFA studio reflects that commitment. We don’t just talk about changing the world, we do it.
Our urban campus gives us access to many professionals, companies, and organizations to immerse ourselves in the community and develop a network of people who are committed to bettering our city and the world.
While our general studio members are the ones that truly drive the heart of DFA, our leadership team is especially always available to connect!
Studio Lead, President
Team Lead, Recruitment Chair
Midwest Meetup Coordinator
DFA Fellow, Studio Founder
Design for America is proudly housed at Northwestern University and supports student-led studios at 36 colleges and universities around the country, hosting 125 teams with over 1200 volunteer members, mentors, and community leaders. Studio members share ideas, resources, and best practices, while being supported by a network of more than 9,000 partners and fans.
Studios across the nation share ideas, resources, and experience, and build friendships at annual events like DFA Leadership Studio and Midwest Meetup. DFA students truly have #DFAmily across the nation!
DFA National has developed a series of methods and tools to help interested students, faculty members, or mentors utilize our human-centered design process to tackle local social challenges.