IIT Design Camp

Design Camp
Two sessions:
July 13-17 and July 20-24
IIT Institute of Design
350 N LaSalle

Each year IIT Institute of Design hosts Design Camp, a five-day immersion into the design process. Professionals from corporations and not-for-profit institutions from around the world attend. During the program, campers are introduced to problem framing, user research, analysis, concept generation, prototyping, and design communication. These concepts are taught by our faculty in the context of addressing a real-world challenge facing a Chicago area non-profit. Past challenges include: designing the user experience for a park district sailing program for the disabled, conceiving the use of public space in the central library, and creating opportunities for deeper engagement for a senior citizen center.

Design Camp key benefits + content
-New frameworks and tools for practicing innovation
-Taught by IIT Institute of Design faculty
-Experience-based learning
-Networking with other innovation practitioners

Who should attend?
Innovation leaders, directors, managers and problem-solvers from all disciplines are welcome. No formal design training is required. Innovation management experience is strongly recommended. To maintain the highest quality experience, class size is limited to 30 participants per session.

Who has participated?
Design Camp has been attended by executives from General Motors, Intuit, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Autodesk, FedEx, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Marriott, McDonald’s, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, Salesforce, S.C. Johnson, Steelcase Inc., Target, Wolverine World Wide, Inc., and many others.


When & Where
Mon, Jul 13, 2015 - Fri, Jul 17, 2015