• 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.

BarnRaise 2017

Facilitated by designers, BarnRaise 2017 participants will work with a network of Chicago partners and collaborators to create innovative food systems considering sustainable principles. By understanding food waste as a critical path to reduce environmental impact and inefficient financial investments, as well as a means for promoting social innovation, BarnRaise will become a platform for imagining a sustainable future for Chicago food systems. Learn more

PhD student leads Speculative Fiction workshop for Chicago Humanities Festival

Yesterday IIT Institute of Design hosted a workshop for Chicago Humanities Festival led by PhD student Maryam Heidaripour. Participants were a national cohort of thirty PhD scholars in humanities, with a broad...

Professor Laura Forlano shares the latest from TEK-TILES team’s smart textiles

PHOTO: Touch pattern tracking TEK-TILE designed by team members Jingwen Shu and Renata Guai. “What if clothing could change color depending on your location or context? What if it could...

PhD student presents research at International Society for Industrial Ecology conference

Andre Nogueira (PhD 2019) was selected to present his research findings at a joint conference that received the 9th biennial conference of the International Society for Industrial Ecology (ISIE) and...

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ID Events
Summit for Design Research
October 5, 2017, 11:45 am - October 6, 2017, 5:00 pm
BarnRaise 2017
October 9, 2017, 2:00 pm - October 11, 2017, 6:00 pm

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