“In the Loop” is IIT Institute of Design’s lecture series on design, innovation and entrepreneurship, which is organized by Assistant Professor Laura Forlano in cooperation with the ID faculty. The series engages a wide range of speakers that present on topics ranging from theoretical research and emerging methodologies that are relevant to the field of design as well as personal narratives and examples from current design practice. Topics have included presentations on design as a tool for provocation, ethnography about online communities, building stories from big data and finding your superpower. The lectures are on Tuesdays from 12:30pm-2pm (unless otherwise noted) and are open to the public.

Fall 2014 Schedule

Sep 23, Tamara Shepherd, London School of Economics and Political Science
Designing Community: Pixelles and the Women in Games Movement

Thurs, Sep 25, 6p, Kristen Taylor, Al Jazeera
Online Reverb: Dignity and Digital Humanism

Sep 30, Marie Hicks, IIT
Mapping Bathrooms, Making Movies: Modeling the Humanities’ Utility While Teaching at a Technical School

Oct 21, Adia Benson & Kyleigh Wawak, gravitytank
Culinary Design at gravitytank

Nov 4, Maura Shea, YMCA of the USA
Social innovation x 10,000: Implementing human centered design within a 170 year old organization

Wed, Nov 19, 12p, Sari Gluckin, Wishful Thinking
The Side Door: Generative tools to inspire design

RSVP to “In the Loop” events or subscribe to the mailing list at intheloop@id.iit.edu