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Why is Design Relevant Today? Patrick Whitney at Tokyo Midtown Design Hub

September 2, 2013
7:00-9:30pm CST
Design Hub
Tokyo 107-0052,

Join the design community for a lecture and cocktail reception at Tokyo Midtown Design Hub. Dean of IIT Institute of Design, Patrick Whitney will speak on how the changing economic context influences the field of design and its role in Japan and the world today. He will also share global research insights in this new opportunity space to highlight design principles for a new "access economy." Recent ID graduates now working in Japan will share their stories, describing how the education they received at IIT Institute of Design is applicable to their current careers in design, consulting, and innovation.

If you are interested in studying at IIT Institute of Design, this is an excellent opportunity to meet faculty and recent alumni while discovering what your experience at ID might be like and where this education can lead you.




Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres 
Patrick Whitney: How changing changing economic context influences the field of design and design's role in the world today* 
Recent ID graduates: How ID helped shape talk about how ID helped shape the work they do in Japan 
Q&A and conversation 
Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres

*Presented in English