• 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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LEAP Dialogs featuring ID faculty writings receives multiple awards

LEAP Dialogues, a publication featuring work from Professor Laura Forlano and Dean Designate Denis Weil continues to receive international critical recognition, press, and awards. The publication recently won a HOW International...

Professor Laura Forlano’s Driverless City Research in the Chicago Tribune

In Driverless cars could change urban landscape, Chicago Tribune reporter Blair Kamin describes a future imagined by Illinois Tech Nayar Prize finalists Marshall Brown (Architecture), Lili Du (Transportation Engineering), Laura Forlano (Design), Ron Henderson (Landscape Architecture), and Jack Guthman (Architecture, Planning Attorney). In...

Professor Vijay Kumar at the World Government Summit 2017

The World Government Summit 2017 in Dubai focused on a special track this year, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set up by the United Nations. Vijay Kumar author of 101 Design Methods chaired the sessions for SDG3 “Good Health and...

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