Design For America
@ Carnegie Mellon University

We are a group of interdisciplinary students who use their unique design, engineering, and social sciences perspectives to confront social issues in innovative ways.

Teach Human Centered Design

As a chapter of national DFA, we teach members design processes like human centered desgin and emphasize the importance of empathy and intentional problem solving. 

To learn more about Human-Centered Design, check out our design resources

Interdisciplinary Collaboration

By collaborating in teams of students from a variety of majors with diverse backgrounds and interests, we develop well-rounded solutions and fuse collaboration, leadership, and creativity.

Learn about the DFA team

Contribute to Societal Good

Student-led teams partner with local community organizations to identify challenging social issues to design and develop comprehensive solutions that benefit the broader community.

Find out about the impact we have made through our projects

CMU Dining Services
Human Computer Interaction Institute
412 Food Rescue
Footbridge for Families
Hazelwood Initiative

Applications for joining a DFA project are open!

We host Impact CMU an end-of-the-semester showcase of CMU student-led social impact projects.