DALI Welcomes Two New Staff Members

This fall DALI welcomed two new full-time staff members to our team: Kate Stinson and Erica Lobel!

As our new Design Resident, Kate creates lab designs, and offers instruction and mentorship to student designers. Kate will help DALI teams with web and mobile UI/UX design theory and best practices and will bring a new level of mindful design to the lab. She completed her undergraduate work in Graphic Design at RIT and earned her masters in Information Design from the University of Reading in England. Since then she has worked on a variety of projects for both large and small companies, ranging from logos and infographics to the design of product display pages and search results. After her first week on the lab, it is obvious that Kate is eager to share her wealth of knowledge with DALI members to develop their own skills and knowledge of user-centered design. Kate may also end up in the role of DALI outdoor adventure coordinator as she can usually be found hiking, biking, trail running, or cross-country skiing when she’s not designing.

Erica is our new Project Manager. She supports the lab by tracking projects, providing guidance and resources to student Project Managers, as well as organizational support for every project team. Erica works with teams to plan project milestones, enhance their communication skills and develop agile project management techniques. Prior to DALI, Erica directed an outdoor leadership development program in Maine and worked for the Youth Conservation Corps in Yellowstone, and eagerly brings her organizational prowess and passion for working with young adults to the DALI Lab. She graduated from Carleton College with a degree in English, is originally from Albany, NY, and is thrilled to finally be living in the same state as the beautiful White Mountains.

Erica and Kate befriend the Lab's unicorn

Erica and Kate befriend the Lab's unicorn

DALI Job Openings!

*Job postings have been filled. Thank you for your interest!

The DALI Lab is pleased to announce that we have two new staff job openings!

DALI Design Director
Design lead for the Digital Arts Leadership and Innovation (DALI) Lab, which includes design work for the lab as a whole along with instruction and mentorship for student (undergraduate and graduate) design teams. The Design Director is part of the Leadership team for the DALI Lab, working closely with the Executive Director and Technical Director to set the direction of the lab, works with student teams and serving as an advisor and liaison with outside partners. Oversees web and mobile UI/UX of DALI Lab projects and DALI brand identity and materials. Educates the teams on design best practices and creates design resources for the lab. Promotes experiential learning, mindful design, and lab design methodology. Facilitates the success of many multi-disciplinary teams working on diverse projects in a collaborative startup-like environment. Learn more about the DALI Design Director position here.

DALI Fellow (Project Manager)
The Digital Arts Leadership and Innovation (DALI) Lab Project Manager, working closely with the Executive Director and Technical Director, provides support for the Lab and its members by tracking projects and providing project management guidance and resources to Lab teams and individual students. Provides project management and organizational support for student teams and works with the teams on agile project management techniques and communication skills. During the Fellowship, the Project Manager will support experiential learning and help create project management training materials. Facilitates the success of many multi-disciplinary teams working on diverse projects in a collaborative startup-like environment. Click here for more info about the DALI Fellow position.


The Pitch 16S On May 19th!

Twenty people will pitch their big ideas in two minutes or less.  Winners will be chosen by a panel of judges and the audience. Four winners receive up to $3000 from DEN and design/development support from the DALI Lab.  The Pitch is a fun, fast-paced event.  Show support for the students, faculty and staff who are pitching, and cast your vote for the winners!  Food will be served.  Winners will be announced at the end of the event.

Winners are selected based on originality of the idea, potential impact, feasibility of the idea, strength of the team, quality of the pitch.  Hope to see you on Thursday, May 19th at 7 PM in Filene Auditorium.

Check out the FAQ page for more info.

Incente Wins Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Forum

Hanover start-up and DALI partner, Incente, won the 2016 Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Forum StartUp Competition. Incente’s award-winning product, Proxi, is a digital toolbox for mental health clinicians.  Incente says that Proxi “leverages dynamic and intuitive technologies to enhance the delivery of mental healthcare.”


A DALI project from 2014-15, Proxi was one of our first partnerships with a start-up company. This was a great opportunity for a team of DALI students to work on the design and development of a complex web application with the potential for big impact on mental health treatment.  DALI blends mindful design and cutting-edge technology to build prototypes of our partner’s ideas in order to help them get to the next level.  Congratulations to Incente’s Co-Founders, Bill Hudenko, Ph.D., C.E.O. and Dom Candido, PhD., Board Member, for winning the $25,000 top prize!

Congratulations, Pitch 16W Winners!

The DALI+DEN Pitch for Winter 2016 was held at Loew Auditorium on the evening of Wednesday, 24th February. "The Pitch" is a Shark Tank-like competition where 20 teams have two minutes to pitch their big ideas in front of a packed audience and panel of judges. The event saw excellent audience turnout with hundreds of people showing up to offer their support and to vote for their favorites among the pitches.

  • First Place: FoodShare
    Team Representative: Aidan Folbe (D'19)
    An app that combines a marketing opportunity for restaurants with food donations to families in need.
  • Second Place: Lodestone Biomedical, Project Iron Wand
    Team Representative: Lidia Valdés (D’14, Th’15), CEO, Lodestone Biomedical
    A smart wand that detects iron deficiencies in a non-invasive way.
  • Third Place: Heartstring
    Team Representatives: Pete Mathias (T’16, D’09), Johnny Mathias (T ’16, D’11)
    An easy way to add an original music score to social media posts.
  • Audience Choice: Puke Pocket
    Team Representative: Emmanuel A. Hui (D’17)
    A better way for EMT personnel to deal with vomit.

Aidan Folbe, whose project placed first said,

"The Pitch is a great way to expose Dartmouth College and the world to the amazing startups being created by Dartmouth entrepreneurs. Students, faculty and alumni get the opportunity to strengthen their pitch skills as well as receive money and resources to get their ideas off the ground."

Patrick Xu, Lead Developer Mentor at the DALI Lab and one of the judges on the panel, said,

"The presenters were so passionate during their two minutes and their ideas reflected creativity and originality. What I found most inspiring was the success already achieved by many of the ideas, from having hundreds of active users to a working prototype."