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




    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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    Student Projects:

    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.


Join Strategy World Tour in Mexico City

Building on our theme of Adaptive Growth in Latin America, our visit to Mexico City will focus specifically on community and arts-based efforts to reposition the city’s poorest and most disenfranchised as valuable assets to society. We will experience a performance by an in-prison theater company, Compañia de Teatro Penitenciario, that gives voice to the impoverished incarcerated without financial means to support legal defense. We will visit a nursing home for former prostitutes, Casa Xochiquetzal. In addition, we will experience examples of sustainability, urban planning—including a visit to a mid-century vision of an idealized future of Mexico City at UNAM and its olympic stadium—and meet with innovators from the culinary and design worlds.


New certificate program couples public policy with design education

Institute of Design is now formalizing a certificate option for students who wish to develop deeper expertise in social innovation through the pursuit of certificates like Non-Profit and Mission-Driven Management, Economic...

Kim Erwin in Fast Company

Professor Kim Erwin interviewed by Fast Company

Doreen Lorenzo interviewed Institute of Design assistant professor and author of Communicating the New, Kim Erwin in Fast Company as part of their Designing Women series, profiles of woman who have built and are...

core77 design awards 2016

ID students recognized by the Core77 Design Awards

Congratulations to Anita Lee, Gordon Grado, Claire Hevel, Sarah Norell, Tara Flipping and their professor Jeremy Alexis. Their entry into the Core77 Design Awards 2016, Project Aspen: Who Owns the Patient...

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