The changing role of design, and how it informs human-centered solutions, increasingly demands that designers re-orient toward “design and…” by problem solving with other disciplines.
For better or worse, we all live in—and therefore must design for—a world of networked technologies. What are the human implications of experiences, services, and systems that rely on data, deepening digital engagement, and rapidly evolving machine intelligence? What do cultural concepts such as personal agency, trust, equity, and privacy mean as we create new ways of engaging with an increasingly networked world? How do we anticipate and prevent unintended consequences when developing these solutions? And how might engagement across disciplinary boundaries enable us to collectively grapple with shaping the future of data-reliant, complex, adaptive systems toward viable, just, and sustainable ends?
IIT Institute of Design (ID) invites you to explore the intersections of Design + Data + Behavior to discuss emerging data-driven futures in domains such as health care, financial services, and public policy, and to better enable us to wrestle with them. Together, we’ll explore real-world contexts where data and behavior change are already colliding, as well as new tools and methodologies to evolve our individual and collective points of view about how to navigate these futures.