Pulse Wins NH Startup Competition

Dartmouth student startup Pulse was recently awarded $100,000 in investment capital at a startup competition held by Alpha Loft NH. Pulse has been in the DALI Lab since spring of 2016. It is a webapp that works toward solving the low response rate to institutional surveys by offering local incentives and sharing the data with participants. Over the course of a year, founder Terren Klein ‘18 and his DALI team took the webapp through several iterations to a now complete product ready for expansion to other schools. Currently, the team is working on mobile app development, adding more data-analysis features, and preparing to launch at other Ivy League colleges and NH high schools. As the project matures, it offers a valuable experience for DALI developers to learn and work within a large codebase.

Eight startups presented at the Alpha Loft Startup Shindig in Manchester, NH as the culmination of their incubator program. Pulse was one of three teams to receive $100,000 in investment capital by Millworks Fund Series II, a New Hampshire-based venture capital group committed to supporting local entrepreneurs. With funding in hand, Klein will continue working on Pulse full-time after graduation. Robin Jayaswal ‘18 will continue to act as Pulse’s lead developer. Jayaswal has been a DALI member since fall of 2015 and was a key member of the DALI Pulse team from the beginning. Many congratulations to Klein and every DALI member who has been a part of the team in the past year (Ben Packer ‘17, Jessie Anderson ‘18, Kyle Dotterrer ‘18, Ahsan Azim ‘18, Emma Demers ‘20, Shuoqi Chen ‘18, Christopher Yih ‘17, Benjamin Holland ‘16, Sameer Bansal ‘16, Justin Lee ‘16)! We are excited to continue working with Pulse in the fall.

 

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DALI Job Opening!

 


The DALI Lab is excited to announce that we have a new staff job opening!

DALI Design Resident
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 Resident 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 Resident position here.

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.