• 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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The early application deadline for the spring 2019 semester is September 21, 2018. Have questions or need help completing your application?

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IIT Institute of Design invites applications for two faculty positions

IIT Institute of Design (ID) invites applications for two 9-month, tenure-track or tenured open-rank faculty positions. The positions are intended to strengthen ID’s focus on humanizing technology, design for policy,...

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”...

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ID Events
Allstate Innovation: Intro to Design-Driven Innovation
October 26, 2018, 8:30 am - November 16, 2018, 12:30 pm
Owning our Ethics: Principles for Design(ers)
November 1, 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dale Fahnstrom Memorial
November 3, 2018, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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