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Design Intersections: Design + Data + Behavior

May 24-25, 2018
247 East Ontario Street
Chicago, IL 60611

For better or worse, we all live in—and therefore must design for—a world of networked technologies. What are the human implications of experiences, services, and systems that rely on data, deepening digital engagement, and rapidly evolving machine intelligence? What do cultural concepts such as personal agency, trust, equity, and privacy mean as we create new ways of engaging with an increasingly networked world?  How do we anticipate and prevent unintended consequences when developing these solutions? And how might engagement across disciplinary boundaries enable us to collectively grapple with shaping the future of data-reliant, complex, adaptive systems toward viable, just, and sustainable ends?

IIT Institute of Design (ID) invites you to explore the intersections of Design + Data + Behavior to discuss emerging data-driven futures in domains such as health care, financial services, and public policy, and to better enable us to wrestle with them. 
The changing role of design, and how it informs human-centered solutions, increasingly demands that designers re-orient toward “design and…” by problem solving with other disciplines. Together, we'll explore real-world contexts where data and behavior change are already colliding, as well as new tools and methodologies to evolve our individual and collective points of view about how to navigate these futures.

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Two days of learning and application

On May 24, join domain-specific sessions to hear on-the-ground insights from leading organizations and explore fundamental issues at the intersection of design, data, and behavior, such as:

  • The “reality/conceivability” technology gap

  • In algorithms we trust? Navigating systems-based biases

  • Design, data and behavior: Greater than the sum of their parts

  • The future starts now… what’s next?

On May 25, roll up your sleeves with topical, half-day continuing education workshops led by ID faculty and leading thinkers to get practice with new approaches and methods that you can apply directly to your own work. Modules include:

  • Behavioral Design for Organizational Leadership 

  • Designing Live Service Experiments

  • Leadership Thought Frames for Innovation 

  • Sculpting with Data

  • Sustainable Solutions: A new approach to systems design

  • Working Backwards: The Design Planning (And Doing) Of Connected Products And Services

Who is this for?

Designers, strategists and business leaders from domains such as health care, financial services, policy, and others who navigate intersections of design, data, and behavior.

Special alumni and IIT pricing is available, contact Madeline Olszak for details.

Before Design Intersections

All Design Intersections attendees are invited to Then Now Next, a Gala celebrating IIT Institute of Design's 80 years of design leadership the evening of May 23. Register