about design dialogues

The Design Dialogues site houses all online publications from the School of Design Strategies at Parsons School of Design.

This site is funded by the Stephan Weiss Lecture Series on Business Strategy, Negotiation and Innovation. This lectureship was launched in 2002 to commemorate the life of the late artist and sculptor Stephan Weiss, husband and business partner of the fashion designer Donna Karan. Weiss co-founded Donna Karan International in 1984, and was instrumental in every significant venture the company undertook: launching and structuring new brands, most notably the Donna Karan Beauty company; signing new licenses; establishing in-house legal and creative departments; devising its computer design technology; orchestrating the company’s initial public offering in 1996; and negotiating its sale to the current owner LVMH Moet Hennessy – Louis Vuitton.

about the school of design strategies

The School of Design Strategies is an experimental educational environment. We advance innovative approaches in design, business and education. In the evolving context of cities, services and ecosystems, we explore design as a capability and a strategy in the environmentally conscious practices of individuals, groups, communities and organizations. For more about the School of Design Strategies, visit the SDS Magazine.

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DREAM:IN Selected By Metropolis Magazine As Game Changers 2013



The DREAM:IN Project, co-created by Carlos Teixeira and Sonia Manchanda in India, has been selected by Metropolis Magazine as one of the 6 Game Changers 2013. DREAM:IN is a design-driven open innovation system and global network of creative leaders, visionaries, innovators, entrepreneurs and activists. As a robust methodology, DREAM:IN responds to the scale, speed and diversity of demand for innovation in emerging markets.

DREAM:IN strives to switch individuals thinking from personal needs to achieving dreams and encourages participants to focus on envisioning a design to achieve those dreams. More information regarding this honor with Game Changers 2013 and the story that leveraged DREAM:IN can be found here.

The School of Design Strategies is very honored to be recognized by Metropolis Magazine and hope to continue the ability to be highlighted for the unique work throughout Parsons and The New School. SDS is also excited to announce DREAM:IN China, which will take place March 23 – April 3, 2013 in Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong.

Find out more about DREAM:IN by visiting www.dreamin.in.

This project is highlighted in the article “Daring to Dream: The Origins of the DREAM:IN Project,” by Sonia Manchanda in The Journal of Design Strategies: Designing for Billions issue.
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