Author: IIT Institute of Design

Activism + Impact

From design thinking to design doing


Eight lessons from activism By Jessica Jacobs, PhD 2021, IIT Institute of Design (ID) and Interim Chair, Design, Columbia College Chicago We hear a lot about ‘design thinking’ these days, a phrase that appears redundant. Design is thinking. But it’s also more than that. At Design Intersections 2019, we’ll see how design can do more

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Design + Networks + Activation

More convening, less conference


What to expect at Design Intersections 2019 By Ruth Schmidt, Visiting Industry Professor, IIT Institute of Design (ID) Expect conversations, not keynotes. Other conferences have speakers—we’ll have participants.  Questions and answers will be threaded through our panels, not pushed to the very end of them. And breakout sessions and workshops will allow us to put

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Design + Networks + Activation

Four steps to seeing the invisible


The complex systems that shape our everyday experiences By Carlos Teixeira, Associate Professor, IIT Institute of Design (ID) A bike ride, a smartphones, a credit card payment—all are unremarkable constants in our everyday lives. But in the background, a vast array of complex systems are working together to accomplish what appears to be seamless. How

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Design + Networks + Activation

Seven reasons to attend Design Intersections


Why should you attend Design Intersections 2019? Here are seven great reasons to share with your supervisor, colleagues, and friends: Become a better leader. Discover proven methods from other domains. Gain entrepreneurial skills to help you leverage your resources. Examine new tools and methodologies for effective large-scale collaboration. Learn how to unlock the power of

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Latham Fellow

Rob Girling on designing radical new technology ‘at speed’


As a pre-conference 2019 Latham fellow, Rob Girling spoke to the design community at ID on April 2, 2019 about entrepreneurship and emerging technologies, one of the main topics of our 2019 Design Intersections conference (May 22–23). Rob is co-CEO at Artefact, a design and innovation consultancy. He has 16 years of experience in the field of user experience design

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Latham Fellow

Antionette Carroll on activism + impact, design + diversity, our purpose + our problem


As a pre-conference 2019 Latham fellow, Antionette Carroll spoke to the design community on March 6, 2019, at ID. Antionette focused on activism and impact, one of the main topics of our upcoming Design Intersections conference (May 22–23, 2019). Following is a selection from the transcript of her talk. Register for Design Intersections: Design +

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