Design for humans, by humans

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Who we are.

Design for America (DFA) at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is a registered student organization as well as a part of a national network of passionate creators & innovators revolutionizing the way college students engage with & improve the world around us. DFA is open to ALL majors and anyone interested in design, innovation, entrepreneurship, or just making a difference.

Upcoming Events



Sunday 12/2

End of Semester Review

Digital Computer Laboratory (1310) | 1:00 PM-3:30PM

End of semester presentations.

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Current Projects

Discover what we've been working on.

The Edison Projects

Humana National Project

Accessibility Project

Synchrony Financial Project

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Our Network

College students using design-thinking for social good.

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The first step is taking the initiative to engage. Our organization is composed of students from a wide-range of majors. What will you gain when you join?


DFA students come from all backgrounds and majors, but share an innovative and entrepreneurial spirit. DFA is an opportunity to develop yourself professionally, academically, and personally.


This is an opportunity for professionals and faculty to work with passionate students, share your expertise, and try out new teaching methodologies.


Community partners have the opportunity to work with a DFA team and help us create new products or services for your benefactors!


To network and build stronger relationships, we enjoy working with corporate companies and are willing to be flexible with sponsorship amounts.

Where can DFA take you?

Our members are recognized for their excellence by earning internships and full-time offers from the best companies in the country in a wide variety of industries. Some of these companies include...