2017 Conference: Platform Cooperativism

How can platforms serve as a dynamic and transformative force in addressing global challenges and building a more equitable economy?

On Friday, Nov 10 and Saturday, Nov 11 at The New School, The People’s Disruption: Platform Co-Ops for Global Challenges will tackle how platform co-op projects are shaping this emerging ecosystem.

MS SDM program co-director, Raz Godelnik, will be presenting his research on refugees and the role of platforms at the Research Reports Session from 11:30am-12:00pm.

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Design in Tech Report 2017

March 11, 2017 • Featured News, Global Design Network, People, Resources, Uncategorized • Views: 687

Design in Tech Report 2017 is out! The 2015 Report explained design’s rise in value to tech as due to mobile devices and the mass-consumerization of computing. We moved from “tech-led” to “experience-led” digital products as services on smartphones took over and gave access to everyone.

SourceSeed Project: The Platform which enables designers make better sourcing choices

February 10, 2017 • Student Projects, Uncategorized • Views: 373

Imagine you’re a designer who wants to use sustainable materials for your designs, but you realise the cost­­ of sourcing sustainable material is too high. You are left with no choice but to design with materials which aren’t great for the environment. That’s where SourceSeed comes in.

Applications open for ERA’s Summer 2017 Accelerator Program

February 7, 2017 • Uncategorized • Views: 369

ERA is looking for outstanding teams for their Summer 2017 class! ERA’s Accelerator Program helps great founders build better businesses. We provide: Seed money to get you moving: We invest $100,000 in each company with potential follow-on funding for later rounds. Business know-how: NYC’s

Reframing Corporate Responsibility: The New Rules for the Trump Era

February 7, 2017 • Featured, Featured News, Uncategorized • Views: 524

by Raz Godelnik, Co Director MS-SDM What makes a responsible company? How you define it? And how you differentiate a responsible company from an irresponsible one? These questions have always been difficult, but they are becoming even more challenging in the Donald Trump era. As we enter a new era


January 16, 2017 • Faculty insights, Featured, Featured News, Global Design Network, News, Our News, People, Uncategorized • Views: 331

Rhea Alexander, Director and founder of the Parsons Elab, Assistant Professor of Strategic Design and Management, Aaron Fry Associate Professor of Design Strategies and Research Assistant Samar Ladhib published first academic paper on the Elab. Abstract: The “great recession” of 2008-09 in the

Alumni Stories – Catherine Choronzey

December 23, 2016 • Alumni Stories, People, Uncategorized • Views: 1375

Who are you and what do you do? My name is Catherine Choronzey, I graduated from the Msc SDM in 2014 and I am currently the co-founder and CEO of Senses & Co. Where are you originally from? I am originally from Montreal, Canada What project/job/event/research are you currently working on?

ELab calls for the 12 Month Fellowship Incubator Program 2016-2017

September 20, 2016 • News, Our News, Uncategorized • Views: 443

Do you live, eat, and breathe your vision? Have a great idea for a business, but you’re not sure how to get your startup off the ground?  We are proud to support current students and alumni in their journey of becoming entrepreneurs! The application for ELab’s 12 Month Fellowship