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2016 Summer Open House

August 16, 2016
5:30-7:30pm CST
IIT Institute of Design
565 West Adams Street 10th floor
Chicago, IL 60654

This summer we have seen aliens fly, drones carry light, and a color wheel expand into a another dimension.

Join us at our new location for an evening cocktail reception; short presentations featuring students, faculty, and alumnus, Ric Edinberg, executive director of INSITUM United States; and information on how you can join our graduate program. We welcome prospective students and the curious to learn more about the research and projects IIT Institute of Design students and faculty have been exploring over the last few months including:

Augmented and Virtual Reality 

Two groups of students one in NYC and one in Chicago were both exploring AR/VR for different applications. In New York, interns at Moment, Andrea Everman (MDes 2018) and Ian Marrow (MDes 2017) spent the summer researching the educational potential of new technology. They have chronicled their experience in a blog series on Medium.

Andrei Hogea (MDes + MBA 2018) and Apoorva Shenoy (MDes 2018) spent the summer exploring the capabilities of the Microsoft HoloLens. Their application, HoloShop, is a retail experience based on augmented reality, using the Microsoft Hololens as a development platform. Watch the video to learn more about their work.

Product Design 

The color wheel shows color harmonies, and Color Dice—making its debut soon on Kickstarter—helps the designer use those color harmonies. Becky Marshall (MDes 2018) designed each six-sided die to show six different shades, tints, and saturations for a hue. Select a color harmony, roll the dice, and be inspired.

Design Models 

A team of researchers worked with professor Stan Ruecker on several projects to gain knowledge to share with designers in the areas of autonomous domestic devices (like a friendly drone task light), experience design (like reimagining the timeline), and design analysis (like a 3D whiteboard).

Special Guest Ric Edinberg, Executive Director INSITUM United States   

Ric Edinberg is a pragmatic dreamer who blends experiences in product design, design planning and fine art. He holds a master’s degree from the Institute of Design and a bachelor’s degree in sculpture from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Ric integrates strong design sensibilities with an innate practical approach, resulting in tools and systems that people can relate to and use — deliverables that are also profitable for his clients. As director of INSITUM’s U.S. office, Ric applies research methodologies to create new strategies, products and services for many applications and industries.

Ric has worked on multidisciplinary teams with research and development consultancies, marketing firms and Fortune 500 companies that have needed to rethink the familiar and make meaning of the world, resulting in grounded, blue sky innovation.

Questions? Email or call 312-595-4900.