Midwest District Design Conference 2018

Registration is open for the IDSA Midwest District Design Conference 2018: DESIGN > PRODUCT, set for April 6–7 at the University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC).

One of the central attributes that granted the Bauhaus historical and lasting reverence was its ability to react to the changing social context. With emerging technology and a large cultural shift seen by the world at the time, it offered a new framework of methodology and application of creative activities that today—we deem as “design.” Now we are in the midst of another large shift, possibly at a scale more impactful to a greater number of people and a wider spectrum of affairs.

Design as we know is not only a means to offer product solutions to user needs, but a tool to inquire and challenge conventional wisdom for a higher understanding, a gateway to entrepreneurialism and a methodology to engage and activate social change.

At DESIGN > PRODUCT, we will expose and explore the expanding field of design as it stands today. Topics include:

  • Design for Inquiry
  • Design for Independence
  • Design for Social Impact
  • Design for a Connected Future

Bookmark this page and check back for speakers, sessions, schedule and more. Then blow into the Windy City and engage with the forerunners of these practices and investigate new ideas in design.

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