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

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    Student Projects:

    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

    Student Projects:

    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.

Open House, Thursday, July 12 at 5:30pm

Our summer open house will feature a panel where faculty members will share their research and course information with plenty of time for questions. Students participating in research projects at the Institute of Design this summer will be on hand to share their experience as well. We invite you to join us on July 12 to learn more about the projects that are developed at ID and the community that brings it all come together. RSVP

ID brings together designers and data scientists to explore the intersections of design, data, and behavior

The changing role of design increasingly demands that designers re-orient toward “design and…” by problem solving with other disciplines. In May of 2018, at Design Intersections, ID invited participants to...

Deans of ID and Polimi-Design co-present the “Made in Milano / Made in Chicago” project at ServDes

On June 20, 2018, ID Dean Denis Weil and Politecnico di Milano University’s School of Design (Polimi-Design) Dean Luisa Collina together with ID Associate Professor Laura Forlano and Polimi-Design Research Fellow Carla Sedini co-presented the “Made in Milano / Made in Chicago”...

The Institute of Design to join the Illinois Tech Mies Campus

This academic year, IIT Institute of Design will move from its Chicago Loop location to the new Ed Kaplan Family Institute for Innovation and Tech Entrepreneurship building on Illinois Institute...

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