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IIT Institute of Design Open House

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August 21, 2012
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Why design? Why ID?

Open House
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

IIT Institute of Design
350 N. LaSalle St., Chicago
6th Floor

RSVP: design@id.iit.edu or 312-595-4900

The world is getting only more complex.  Entire industries are undergoing seismic transformations wrought by technology, global economics forces and a host of cultural factors. Designers are becoming central to addressing the large, ambiguous problems of our time. Whether the arena is health care, economic development, learning or public policy, design methods are helping solve seemingly impossible problems.

So, why design? You are invited to the Institute of Design (ID), to learn about the methods and frameworks we teach, talk one-on-one with faculty, students and alumni, and find out how design makes a difference.

Come learn about our Master’s and PhD degree programs, executive education programs, and faculty and student research, as well as the divergent community of graduate students from around the world that you can be a part of.

Program:
William Skelton and Jamie Munger, MDes/MBA ’12, will discuss conducting fieldwork in Haiti to help them conceive economic opportunities for the rural poor.

Guillermo Krovblit, MDes/MBA ’11, co-founder of Peapod Labs, connects parents and kids through learning with award-winning educational apps. “Peapod Labs is an unlikely meeting of minds and hearts that just might, unsuspectingly, become leaders in media literacy for preschoolers.” – Wired.com  

Lauren Braun, a second-year student, will share her experiences as an intern at McDonalds and MAYA and talk about school projects done with the City of Chicago and WBEZ Radio.

RSVP to design@id.iit.edu or call ID Graduate Admissions at (312) 595-4900. Feel free to share this invitation with anyone you know who may be interested in design. Everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be served.

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