About the Design Studio
The Design Studio for Community Solutions (DSCS) works in and with communities to foster partnerships, implement community-driven programs, and promote authentic university-community collaboration. The DSCS team holds the ASU design aspirations of Social Embeddedness and Principled Innovation as foundational to planning, ideating and implementing projects with local stakeholders.
The Design Studio for Community Solutions (DSCS) is an initiative of Arizona State University’s Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions that partners with local stakeholders to devise practical solutions to complex issues. Drawing upon ASU and community resources – and bringing research, student engagement and leadership to bear – DSCS (pronounced “discus”) serves as a vehicle to stimulate and activate co-generated solutions in our communities.
- Increased youth participation in extracurricular activities in sports, arts, and culture
- Increasing post-secondary school enrollment and employment pathways
- Increased collaboration and connection between youth service providers in Maryvale
- Supporting ASU students, faculty and staff in learning about the community and sharing best practices for authentic community engagement