You want to learn about human-centered design? You’d like to create positive change in your community? … Check out miLES Do Tank!

If you’ve answered “yes” to one of the first two questions, or just got intrigued, check out this great initiative by miLES DO Tank.
In collaboration with OpenIDEO and NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, miLES Do Tank provides a new in-person platform for bringing ideas into reality. Combining the human centered design process with the action-oriented and experimental spirit of popup entrepreneurship, the Do Tank aims to help pilot and realize ideas sparked by impact driven challenges. Leveraging the talents of local citizens, their desire to effect positive change, the platform of physical spaces, and a network of experts, the Do Tank community moves collaborative ideation into collaborative creation as teams move beyond the idea stage and into action— exploring, prototyping, and DO-ing in NYC.
Special thanks to our primary facilitators from Foossa and our venue partner Impact Hub.
It is a free program, but places are limited so RSVP:
The program starts on September 25, so sign up quickly!

Note also that the Design for America Studio of NYU (DFA NYU) is creating a project to participate to the Do Tank, so if you’re interested in joining the project, please contact them:

Want to learn about ideation and prototyping by doing and meeting other like-minded people?

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Check out the two upcoming workshops sponsored by Design for America of NYU!

Casual Prototyping

Tuesday, September 15th

3pm to 5pm, Greenhouse

Want to learn more about prototyping? What about working with others on spontaneous idea generation? Join other graduate students as we show you through hands-on simulation how to rapid prototype and the challenges and creativity that come out of the experience. Sponsored by Design for America of NYU

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Design for Change workshop 

Tuesday, September 16th

4:15pm to 6pm, Greenhouse

An Ideation workshop designed to expand innovative mindsets who want to change the world (in small or big ways) through the basic principles of Design Thinking. We will explore the basic principles and processes of Design Thinking so that you can apply them to issues that really matter to you.Sponsored by: Design for America of NYU

For any questions on these workshops, other workshops (more are coming in October) or our projects, contact us at

To learn more about our DFA studio:

NYU Prototyping Fund: application deadline is October 2nd

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The NYU Prototyping Fund is a collaborative program offered by the Greenhouse at NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering and the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute. Students are eligible to receive up to $500 in funding to be used to build a hardware or software prototype. These prototypes should help you articulate and test your assumptions and move to the next stage of product development.

The aim of this program is to provide you with the encouragement, tools and resources you need to play and experiment with your ideas.

Apply here by October 2nd.

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