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    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 fall 2018 semester January 18. Have questions or need help completing your application?

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ID students place second in Kellogg Business Design Challenge

On November 11, 2017, IIT Institute of Design Master of Design students won second place at the Kellogg Business Design Challenge (KDC) hosted by Kellogg School of Management’s Innovation and...

The Driverless City research featured in New York Times Magazine

This month’s New York Times Magazine is The Tech & Design Issue: Life After Driving. In “Picturing the Self-Driving City” Anna Wiener interviews Marshall Brown, associate professor at the Illinois Institute...

Transforming Design Matters, ID faculty edited issue of She Ji

Carlos Teixeira, IIT Institute of Design faculty member and PhD program coordinator, is the guest editor of the new issue on “Transforming Design Matters” for She Ji: The Journal of...

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Transforming Design Matters, #IDfaculty edited issue of She Ji https://t.co/mrJTqDHZ0b
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"We need a comprehensive vision of ecological reconstruction" By Any Means Necessary https://t.co/hdsxro4txB #IDbulletin
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ID Events
2018 Spring recruitID
March 7, 2018, 8:30 am - March 9, 2018, 5:00 pm
Agile Design Thinking
March 12, 2018, 8:00 am - March 14, 2018, 5:00 pm
2018 Design Camp Session 1
July 16, 2018, 8:00 am - July 19, 2018, 5:00 pm

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