• 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.

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ID student Aaron Cook TEI’17 (ACM) Design Challenge Finalist

Aaron Cook (MDes 2017) recently presented his Design Challenge Finalist and Invited Demonstration, Paranovirus, at TEI’17 (ACM). Paranovirus is a malicious software concept which explores the potential for abuse of Augmented Reality (AR) to enable...

GEIR program announced at ID by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel

The Institute of Design was honored to host Mayor Rahm Emmanuel, several Chicago area universities and entrepreneurs on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, as he announced the City of Chicago is...

Professor Laura Forlano named one of the 50 Designers Shaping Chicago in 2017

This year, NewCity is celebrating the “curators, organizers, educators, critics and thinkers who lead Chicago’s design scene, who provide the outlets and channels for practitioners to create and be acknowledged,...

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