What is Barnraise?

Design methods impact our communities for the better

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.

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The Challenge

How might we create experiences that support people who are transitioning into a new chapter of life?

Schedule

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.
Day One

The event kicks off with discussions about design and innovation within the topic space.

DAY TWO

Participants split up into teams to better understand a problem and prototype solutions.

day three

The conference ends with a public exhibition where teams share their insights and design solutions.

Organized by AdaptivePath.org

Teams

View additional information on our Speakers, Community Organizers, and Design Firm Partners
Cooper
Cooper
Juma
Sequence
Sequence
Glide Memorial Church
DesignMap
DesignMap
La Cocina
FutureDraft
FutureDraft
Homebridge
CapitalOne Design
CapitalOne Design
Family House
Catabolic Design
Catabolic Design
WANDA

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