exploreID: Design Leaders

“Most of the world is designed for old needs,” writes ID alum Ric Edinberg (MDes 2004), managing partner at INSITUM Chicago and former ID adjunct faculty member. “It’s our job to redesign it using 21st-century methods to account for the changes in 21st century needs.” At ID, students learn to lead organizational change, innovate in large organizations, and integrate concepts and inventions as members of cross-functional, diverse teams. Join us as Ric Edinberg and ID dean Denis Weil discuss and demonstrate the importance of developing these aptitudes. For more, see Ric Edinberg’s A Letter to Design Practitioners on Medium.

About the exploreID series

IIT Institute of Design (ID) gives students the freedom to explore a wide breadth of design disciplines by offering flexible master’s programs. This spring, a series of events—many of them in our new home—will touch on the vast array of pathways students pursue during and after ID, including design research, digital experience, organizing for innovation, and product management. Attend to learn more about the diversity of courses we offer and what design means at ID.