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Professor Kim Erwin and adjunct professor Larry Keeley spoke at Mayo Clinic’s Transform conference.

Tiffany Coulson, a graduate student at the University of Washington, utilized the IIT Institute of Design-created visual analysis tool Nineteen to create findings for her work.

November 13-16, Vijay Kumar will speak at the User Friendly 2014 conference and participate in a book signing event with the Simplified Chinese language publisher of “101 Design Methods”.

Congratulations to our students Szu Ying Ching, Hsin-Cheng Lin, Xinli Li for winning and Christina Noonan for being named a finalist the ComEd Student Innovation Contest.

Congratulations to Thomas Brandenburg, Paula Falco, Xinli Lin, and Paul Sheetz for their winning work on the Wine Project. They are now moving to the next round of the 2015 Interaction Awards.

During the Future Travel Experience Global 2014 (FTE) panel session, professor Anijo Mathew moderated a multi-disciplinary team, representing academia, technology, design and government.

Marty Thaler, senior lecturer and ID alum Jeff Hsu led the first-ever Design Thinking Workshop for FERG in Taipei, Taiwan.

At the 2014 Knowledge of Design Week (KODW) professor Anijo Mathew will deliver a keynote on Information landscapes and the disruption of urban retail and hospitality.

Stan Ruecker as part of the “A Day in the Life of the Digital Humanities” team was announced as the winner of the 2014 Canadian Society for Digital Humanities (CSDH/SCHN) Outstanding Contribution Award.

Stefani Bachetti’s illustrative highlights of this year’s conference.

The winners of the 2014 National Design Awards have been announced and ID alum Ivan Chermayeff was honored for lifetime achievement.

ID students Sarah Norell and Brewer Palmer’s team won for most actionable idea.

ID students, Ge Cao and Carrie Blumenfeld and their teams took first and third prizes with their start-up concepts at the Campus 1871 hackathon.

In a recent article featured on New York Times Business of Technology (Bits) blog, Senior Lecturer Tomoko Ichikawa comments on the new diversity of data visualization.


Students Thomas Gaskin, Maggee Bond, Anushree Jain, and Alisa Weinstein placed first with their project “Catalyst” and Fernando De Buen, Brian Lucas, Amanda Rosenberg, Evan Scott, and Ariana Shadlyn placed second with their project “Axon”.


The Design Futures Council recognized ID professor Vijay Kumar for his significant contribution to design.

Four ID dual-degree students and recent graduates were accepted to Beta Gamma Sigma, the International Honor Society for business students. Membership is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in a business program accredited by AACSB International.

“American business is using twentieth-century lenses to try to deal with twenty-first-century problems.”

Laura Forlano posted her article Digital Fabrication and Hybrid Materialities after a visit to an exhibition about digital fabrication at New York’s Museum of Art and Design prompted consideration of the hybrid nature of digital application, 2013


Core77 honored Team Starr by awarding them winner in the service student category for 312Park, a smartphone app designed to help drivers decode parking in Chicago.


Aaron Otani, current MDes student, beat out 2000 applicants from over 200 universities as one of 12 selected fellows.

Awarded to Professors Laura Forlano & Anijo Mathew.

In Boston, Laura Forlano will be leading two workshops and in New York, participating in the “Media Geographies: Object / Matter” Panel at MediaCity 4: MEDIACITIES.

ID’s Caroline DeWick presented her team’s self-tracking project Equiline to members of the Quantified Self community at 1871.


ID offers an innovative extra-curricular program where 10 students led by 1 faculty member work with 10 executives (led by the VP of Innovation) at Godrej & Boyce Ltd in India.


Patrick Whitney, and Vijay Kumar shared their views on building innovation in the Indian manufacturing sector at the CII-NID Design Summit.

Peapod Labs, founded by IIT Institute of Design alums Guillermo Krovblit and Junyoung Yang.

Most admired graduate industrial design school.


Even if you missed it, Core77 describes the vibe at ID’s 12th Annual Design Research Conference on “The Adjacent Possible” with enough imagery to make you feel like you were there.


Chicago Tonight features Morris Barazani and the New Bauhaus era of IIT Institute of Design’s history Thursday, September 20th at 7p.m.


ID professor Laura Forlano researches communication issue in the world’s growing cities.


ID students Derek Tarnow and Zahra Tashakorinia profiled by ABC7 for digital fund raising efforts.

IIT Institute of Design Dean Patrick Whitney, along with several faculty members, alumni and students presenting at Knowledge of Design Week Conference.

ID grad Jose Mello uses design thinking as an innovation manager for the Wealth Management Segment of Itau, the largest Latin American bank in Brazil.

“Everyone has a different opinion about how to interpret product design, for instance. As a designer, you have to have a lot of clever ideas as well, and it’s great to see all these divergent ideas, unique and original to the problem they’re trying to solve. This is a great show.”

An IIT Institute of Design student research paper has been awarded Best Paper at the Association for Computing Machinery’s Designing Interactive Systems (DIS) 2012 Conference.

Five students from IIT Institute of Design took top honors as well as the people’s choice award at the 2012 Rotman Design Challenge, held in Toronto in March.

Kristine Angell, a Master of Design/BMA candidate (’12), and Kristi Leach, a past IIT student, won first place in the Chicago Innovation Awards student competition hosted by IIT Stuart School of Business.

A team of IIT Institute of Design graduate students (David Kodinsky, Tuduyen Annie Nguyen, Will Skelton, Parminder Kaur, Yu Yin) recently had their research paper accepted to the ACM conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS 2012).


For 100 years, Steelcase has mined for human insights, and to celebrate their birthday, they gathered dreams of what the next century may look and feel like.

Current MDM student Jose Mello’s article “Service Design Creates Breakthrough Cultural Change in the Brazilian Financial Market” was published in the January 2012 issue of Touchpoint, the Journal of Service Design.

Professor Patrick Whitney, dean of IIT Institute of Design, spoke at a Smart Salon in January 2012 and shared the top 10 ways that companies commit innovation suicide.

Tom Murphy of The Huffington Post discusses IIT Institute of Design Dean Patrick Whitney.

Wired magazine is featuring the TidyTilt in their GadgetLab section.

Core77 awarded IIT Institute of Design students for outstanding service design, speculative design, and strategy and research work.

Transcript of a speech by Jay Doblin at the 25th anniversary of the Institute of Design’s merger with Illinois Institute of Technology.

Tatas may have lost an opportunity in Nano by not positioning it as a product of choice for the middle and upper middle class consumers.

Kathleen Brandenburg, who received her Master of Design degree in 1998 from the Institute of Design, has been recognized as one of the Top 50 Most Influential Designers in America by Fast Company.