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2017 Spring Open House

February 16, 2017
5:30-7:30pm CST
IIT Institute of Design
565 W Adams St 7th floor
Chicago, IL 60661

The rules of the game are changing. We’re living in a hyper-customized, globalized world where consumer expectations are shifting. Brands are forced to stay relevant by evolving with these new expectations. That’s where designers come in. Designers aren’t sitting back and waiting for the change to comethey’re at the forefront of making it happen.

Are you equipped with the tools needed to address future change? 

At IIT Institute of Design, we do just that. We provide students with the skills needed to identify, dissect and solve complex problems facing organizations around the world. We invite you to take the next step in becoming a change agent by attending our Open House on February 16 where Maggee Bond (MDes 2014), strategic innovation executive at Salesforce, will share her experiences at ID and how she has utilized her skills to develop her career and become a more holistic problem solver. Guests will also have an opportunity to participate in breakout sessions with staff, students, and faculty and to tour our space and view materials developed in current courses.

About Maggee

Maggee Bond is a MDes + Foundation graduate from the class of 2014. She is currently a strategic innovation executive at Salesforce where she specializes in qualitative research. She began her post-ID career at gravitytank, a medium sized innovation consultancy in Chicago acquired by Salesforce in October of 2016. Across both companies, Maggee has leveraged her research and strategy skills to design a very wide range of human-centered experiences and solutions—from washroom dispensers to smart grid software.

Maggee received a BA in psychology from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. Prior to entering the field of design research, she worked in the non-profit world, collaborating with a diverse set of stakeholders to advocate for underserved communities. She decided to go to ID to learn new ways of solving sticky problems. While at ID, she had the opportunity to apply this type of problem solving to some of the stickiest issues out there—violence prevention in Chicago, disease prevention in developing countries and resource sharing in public universities.