• IIT Institute of Design
    Preparing designers to take on the world’s complex, fast changing, and unpredictable challenges.

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    Spatial Data Visualization

    In this exploratory workshop, students honed their communication design skills while working directly with open data related to geography and position from a variety of sources.

  • White Rabbit: An Experiential Event Service

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    White Rabbit

    White Rabbit is a designed service that allows users to spontaneously book a mystery outing with friends.

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    Students were challenged to understand connected items in a new way, the team decided to explore how a threshold device could improve work-life balance from the perspective of a worker.

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    To improve urban health, the team proposed offering a two-pronged service that will first do an online risk assessment and then send an STI testing kit for in-home use.

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    Pano: Redesigning Children’s Health Records for Gates Foundation Contest

    A solution that focuses on the specific use case of India, but has broad application across cultural and geographic boundaries.

Master of Design Methods Program Preview

Join us for a casual conversation with current Master of Design Methods students, faculty, and our dean Denis Weil to learn about the new MDM program tracks. This session is meant for prospective MDM students and will focus on how this degree can help you bring design to the center of your work. Light snacks and beverages will be provided.


IIT faculty and PhD student led a section at the National Council for Science and the Environment Conference

Last week, Andre Nogueira (PhD 2019) and Dr. Weslynne Ashton, associate professor at IIT Stuart School of Business, led a workshop at the National Council for Science and the Environment...

ID alumni launches a bridge concept for 3D printing technology

3D printing technology has been around for decades, it’s relatively affordable, and improving all the time. So why haven’t we seen the single application that will launch 3D printed products,...

ID student successfully launches on Kickstarter

Andrew Bates (MDes 2017) wants you to rethink functional lighting. He’s created a modern minimalist task lamp that has no switches, buttons, screws or fasteners. d’Jinn (pronounced gin) is built...

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Design and the Politics of “Smart Cities”
March 29, 2018, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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March 29, 2018, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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