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


Rodrigo Isasi, CEO, Delosi

October 15, 2021, 8:42 pm – Rodrigo Isasi (MDM 2013) is the CEO of Delosi, the first design-trained CEO in a non-design-driven company in Peru. Delosi is a leading restaurant franchise which operates international brands such as Starbucks, Pizza Hut, KFC, Burger King, and Ch... [ Read the full story ... ]

A Fantastic Everyday Puzzle: Ebony Elizabeth Thomas’ Dark Fantastic Cycle

October 15, 2021, 12:36 am – a book review by As we anticipate EPIC2021—yes, bring on the puns—I had the spectacular task of studying The Dark Fantastic: Race and the Imagination from Harry Potter to the Hunger Games by Ebony Elizabeth Thomas. My goal was to find small ways t... [ Read the full story ... ]

Representation and Expertise on the Conference Stage: Lauren Rhodes is Shifting Norms for Panels

October 14, 2021, 8:26 pm – Welcome to EPISODE FOUR in a series of conversations with some of the makers and speakers of EPIC2021—a global, virtual conference and community promoting ethnography for impact in business, organizations and communities. In this episode, Luc Arac... [ Read the full story ... ]

Prescribing food with Rita Nguyen

October 12, 2021, 7:09 pm – By Kristin Gecan Episode 3 of With Intent is available now. Last week we talked about technology as medicine. This week: food as medicine. Rita Nguyen, Assistant Health Officer at the San Francisco Department of Public Health and founder of the Fo... [ Read the full story ... ]

Demonstrating the Impact of Ethnography: Chad Maxwell on ROI and New Kinds of Ethnographic Value

October 12, 2021, 3:34 am – Welcome to EPISODE TWO in a series of conversations with some of the makers and speakers of EPIC2021—a global, virtual conference and community promoting ethnography for impact in business, organizations and communities. In this episode, Luc Aract... [ Read the full story ... ]

Perspectives on Post-COVID Business from a Quarantine Hotel: Jennifer Fuqua on the Challenge of Change

October 11, 2021, 4:27 am – Welcome to EPISODE THREE in a series of conversations with some of the makers and speakers of EPIC2021—a global, virtual conference and community promoting ethnography for impact in business, organizations and communities. In this episode, Luc Ara... [ Read the full story ... ]

The ID community on the future of work

October 7, 2021, 5:59 pm – By Andrew Connor IIT Institute of Design will be featured in the USA Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai. Working with the College of Art, Architecture, and Design at the American University of Sharjah, ID will present projects focused on reimagining urba... [ Read the full story ... ]

Sen. Mattie Hunter opens Rush-ID summit

October 6, 2021, 9:23 pm – By Andrew Connor On September 28, Illinois State Senator Mattie Hunter (Third District) presented a staggering statistic: there is a 16-year life expectancy gap between residents of downtown Chicago and residents of the city’s West Side.   Hunter’... [ Read the full story ... ]

Technology as medicine with Tope Sadiku

October 5, 2021, 7:11 pm – By Kristin Gecan Episode 2 of With Intent is available now. This second conversation is with Tope Sadiku. As Global Head of Employee Digital Experience at the Kraft Heinz Company, Tope describes herself as a corporate doctor. To extend the metapho... [ Read the full story ... ]

Pepper’s Ghost to Mixed Reality: How Sarah Ellis Anticipates Futures at the Royal Shakespeare Company

October 4, 2021, 7:50 pm – Welcome to EPISODE ONE in a series of conversations with some of the makers and speakers of EPIC2021—a global, virtual conference and community promoting ethnography for impact in business, organizations and communities. In this episode, Luc Aract... [ Read the full story ... ]

ID’s With Intent podcast premieres with Morgan Ames

September 28, 2021, 7:17 pm – By Kristin Gecan ID's new podcast, With Intent, is available now. Listeners to With Intent's first season will hear from a range of speakers—writers, designers, business strategists, policymakers, doctors, community organizers. The common thread? ... [ Read the full story ... ]

Weslynne Ashton develops method to determine a business’s environmental sustainability and economic viability

September 22, 2021, 8:43 pm – When the owners of a bakery in Chicago were looking for a source of energy to fire their ovens that would be environmentally sustainable and economically viable, two of the three options they were considering would use waste materials from nearby ... [ Read the full story ... ]

FastCo honors trio of ID projects in Innovation by Design Awards

September 21, 2021, 4:14 pm – By Andrew Connor Every year for the past 10 years design publication Fast Company has highlighted projects and designs that have tremendous societal impact and solved problems through innovation. This year students and faculty at the Institute of ... [ Read the full story ... ]

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