Iit Institute Of Design



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  • Robert Fabricant: Social Impact + Global Development

    26/06/2017 Duração: 24min

    In April 2017, the Institute of Design hosted Robert Fabricant, co-founder and principal of the Dalberg Design Impact Group, as a Latham Fellow for a three-day workshop exploring connections between design and the Social Impact Sector. The goal of the workshop was to foster a dialogue and begin to create tools for designers entering into work in the Social Impact Sector. As this sector is incredibly broad and diverse, the workshop focused on four especially pertinent areas in which design overlaps: behavioral science, urban planning and design, mediation and conflict resolution, and community-based development. The three days were made up of multiple activities anchored by a sprint design project with Robert and the students and an event with local leaders at Lost Arts Chicago. The student workshop had twelve Masters students explore the four chosen topic areas through secondary research and interviews with experts in each area. After this quick immersion, the students used multiple visual mapping techn

  • Experiencing Hong Kong Design Week

    17/01/2017 Duração: 51min

    In November 2016 students from the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) were invited to attend the Business of Design Week Conference in Hong Kong courtesy of IIT alum, Victor Lo. The conference's theme was "Chicago Made" and featured speakers who have made an impact in Chicago in addition to designers from all around the world in multiple facets of the industry. After the conference students met to discuss their experience attending the conference and exploring Hong Kong. Jessica Lee is pursuing a Master of Design with interests in exploring the interplay of business with design thinking to create meaningful solutions, especially in social issues around disability rights and accessibility. Ignacio Martinez is pursuing a Master of Design focused on how qualitative and quantitative research can improve businesses and user experiences across digital and physical environments. André Nogueira is a PhD student at IIT Institute of Design with research interests in complex space of innovation, policymaking, foo

  • School as Lab: Moholy-Nagy in Chicago

    01/12/2016 Duração: 01h05min

    Panel event at The Art Institute of Chicago presented with IIT Institute of Design Upon its founding Moholy-Nagy referred to the New Bauhaus in Chicago as a "laboratory for a new education". As the New Bauhaus evolved into Institute of Design, his legacy of experimentation in education maintains through experiential, project-based learning and a commitment to prototyping. Over the past eight decades, ID's school-as-lab model has provided a forum to conceive new futures in healthcare, transportation, retail, finance, social services and computer-human interaction. The field of design has broadly adopted the human-centered approach grounded in the New Bauhaus as standard practice. Entirely new approaches to learning outside of traditional education models and infrastructures have been developed through the collaborative efforts of designers, entrepreneurs, artists, policymakers and others. This discussion will feature a multi-disciplinary group of panelists representing the academic, non-profit, and creative

  • Coupling design education and public policy with Shanti Mathew

    28/07/2016 Duração: 24min

    IIT Institute of Design is formalizing a certificate option for students who wish to develop deeper expertise in social innovation through the pursuit of certificates like Non-Profit and Mission-Driven Management, Economic Development and Social Entrepreneurship, and Public Management. Students who obtain these certificates will gain cross-disciplinary knowledge of how public policy and philanthropy work, or how non-profits are structured, financed, and measured for success. In this interview, Shanti Mathew, ID’s first recipient of the Public Management certificate, she recognizes that “If I’m going to be embedded in a sector or field as complex as government agency or services there’s a lot I need to learn [about government, comparative political administrative systems, how government agencies are structured, how programs are evaluate].” This exposure will help her advocate more effectively for design and give her credibility to “talk about it in a way that adds value and that can build a bridge. That’s