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Domestication of the Internet

How have time-pressed women adopted the internet to help them care for home and family? This project is one of the first longitudinal studies performed at the ID. In 2010, students engaged 25 women across 4 lifestages to better understand how those women use the internet to care for home and family. While the first study focused heavily on online shopping, it also revealed larger patterns of change in both mindset and behavior as participants integrated the internet into their home management practices.

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Pano: Redesigning Children’s Health Records for Gates Foundation Contest

A solution that focuses on the specific use case of India, but has broad application across cultural and geographic boundaries.

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CeaseFire Campaign for Violence Prevention

Instructor: Team members: Amanda Geppert, Apeksha Garga, HyeKyung Yoo, James Barton, Kristine Angell, Shivani Mohan Abstract   Overview     Benefits   Final Presentation

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Critical Loop

This workshop takes a critical perspective on emerging technology drawing on theories from science and technology studies. By reading key theories about the relationship between society and technology and the role of values in design, designers can engage more deeply and reflectively with their own responsibilities in enacting particular kinds of politics and shaping particular…

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Rotman Design Challenge – Team Mission2035

IIT Institute of Design students won the 2015 Rotman Design Challenge at the University of Toronto, that drew teams from top design and business schools to envision Steelcase’s future in the evolving landscape of the workspace. They presented their solution to a panel of judges that included the CEO of Steelcase, members from the leadership…

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Tinker.it

While the self-tracking devices now are remarkably similar, the goals of the people using them are not. The Tinker.it team created a service for a segment of self-trackers, “Experimenters” who hack devices and data to satisfy their unique needs. Tinker.it is a platform where self-trackers can create, iterate, and share those experiments. Unlike most self-tracking…

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Notice

To improve urban health, the team proposed offering a two-pronged service that will first do an online risk assessment and then send an STI testing kit for in-home use.

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Theological Research and ATLA Digital Scholars

ATLA partnered with the IIT Institute of Design to obtain fresh insights and perspectives on scholars in order to inspire innovative thinking for new products and services.

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30 Million Words: Early Childhood Education in Detroit

30 Million Words as a program not just about reading. It is about nurturing good parenting instincts and creating great parenting communities to help each other, to find resources, and to even make opportunities for those parents to become the caregivers, teachers, and entrepreneurs.

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An App from the Tree

(funded by the Fulbright Canada Eco-Leadership program) December 2011-present Networked Objects, Spring 2012 Alison Tisza, Diego Bernardo, Douglas Radecki, Jared Bryll This project, a collaboration with Toronto-based non-profit fruit harvesting project Not Far From The Tree, is leveraging mobile technology and mapping platforms to support fruit harvesting.

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Future Living

Instructor: Charles Owen, John Pipino Team members: Amanda McKown, Anthony Caspary, Cornelia Bailey, Elise Metzger, Eric Diamond, Eugene Limb, Gene Young, Hannah Swart, Helen Tong, Hsin-Cheng Lin, HyeKyung Yoo, Jessica Striebich, Kshitij Sawant, Mahdieh Salimi, Marilee Bowles Carey, Miguel Angel Martinez, Na Rae Kim, Nikhil Mathew, Owen Schoppe, Paolo Korre, Reenu John, Sally Wong, Tanushree…

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