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Here is the latest buzz on “design thinking” and related topics from sources we trust. Enjoy!

Good design isn’t good enough

May 21, 2019, 4:56 pm – 2019 IIT Institute of Design Student Commencement Address By Evan Chan (MDes 2019) I’m going to let you in on a secret: there’s a certain type of question that will cause any student of the Institute of Design to freeze up, stumble over their word... [ Read the full story ... ]

Owning Our Devices: Learning from People Who Adapt Tech for Well-Being

May 21, 2019, 1:38 am – An interview with by & , Stripe Partners Public debate has rightly focused on the perils and toxicity of new technologies, and questioned the motivations of the companies building them. Meanwhile though, people are creatively adapting technology t... [ Read the full story ... ]

From design thinking to design doing

May 15, 2019, 2:54 pm – 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... [ Read the full story ... ]

More convening, less conference

May 8, 2019, 7:37 pm – 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 thre... [ Read the full story ... ]

Four steps to seeing the invisible

May 1, 2019, 9:33 pm – 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 backgr... [ Read the full story ... ]

Check out Steve on the “Nie tylko design” podcast

April 30, 2019, 4:44 pm – http://media.blubrry.com/nietylkodesign/s/traffic.libsyn.com/nietylkodesign/NTD025-Interview-with-Steve-Portigal.mp3 While I was in Poland last year I was interviewed by Tomasz Skórski about the state of UX and user research. The audio and video f... [ Read the full story ... ]

Steve interviewed by dscout for People Nerds

April 25, 2019, 4:33 pm – I was interviewed by dscout for their People Nerds blog. Check out Finding the ‘Aha!’ Moment! Expert user researcher Steve Portigal breaks down why thinking about bias and mistakes is the key to joyful discovery. Steve Portigal says being a resear... [ Read the full story ... ]

Rob Girling on designing radical new technology ‘at speed’

April 23, 2019, 2:30 pm – 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-CE... [ Read the full story ... ]

Needed: Anthropologists in Insurance

April 22, 2019, 4:02 pm – by Swiss Re I work in life insurance. No, I’m not an actuary or underwriter—I’m an anthropologist, and it’s a great fit. I began my career working with refugees in the public and nonprofit sectors, then spent seven years teaching anthropology cour... [ Read the full story ... ]

21st Century Design for Societal Problems. Combining Community and Domain Experts

April 20, 2019, 12:36 am – We advocate a multi-step approach toward major societal issues, combining community-driven wisdom with knowledge of domain experts. Add an opportunistic, incremental approach to large problems, followed by continual attention to the fundamental pr... [ Read the full story ... ]




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