What is Barnraise?
Created at the IIT Institute of Design, BarnRaise is a two-day maker conference that harnesses design methods to tackle local social problems. Registrants work in interdisciplinary teams to develop a user-centered understanding of the problem and prototype viable solutions in collaboration with community partners.
Over the course of two and a half days, participants work with community organizations and design firms to solve a social problem. Please view the full schedule for more information.
The event kicks off with discussions about design and innovation within the topic space.
Participants split up into teams to better understand a problem and prototype solutions.
The conference ends with a public exhibition where teams share their insights and design solutions.