Since its founding, the IIT Institute of Design has attracted students and faculty from around the world: people who have eagerly experimented with new media and have developed important new processes, concepts, and theories. ID continues to be a tight-knit community of very creative and highly motivated individuals designing information, images, products, and systems that improve people’s lives. Typically, half of the graduate students have been professional designers and half come from a broad range of other disciplines, such as Anthropology, Sociology, Economics, Business, Computer Science, Journalism, and the Humanities. Approximately two-thirds of the students come from the United States and a third from Asia, Latin America, and Europe. There is great diversity among the community, yet also a great bond: both students and faculty choose to come to the Institute of Design because it focuses on new processes and theories of design and how these are changing the world.

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