IDSA-CHI BarnRaise - Wed, October 12, 2015 - Fri, October 14, 2015

BarnRaise: Two-and-a-Half-Day Design Challenge

Sep 22 2015 - 3:23pm

With a deep passion to design something better for the larger community and the sense of a stirring creative energy in Chicago and beyond, IIT Institute of Design’s BarnRaise conference brings together a community of ideators, practitioners, researchers, and problem solvers to build something meaningful and impactful. 

BarnRaise participants work on a multidisciplinary teams led by highly regarded design firms like Design Concepts, RKS, and Razorfish. Over the course of 60-hours, we’ll leverage the collective expertise and ingenuity to tackle a problem posed by a Chicago-based community partner. Participants will learn and utilize design tools and create something fresh with an inspired group of ideators, practitioners, researchers and problem solvers. As the final bell rings, all teams will gather to celebrate and share their ideas with the public. 

This year’s theme “Desiging for Improved Access to Care,” focuses on barriers and opportunities around a patient’s journey to attain sufficient and proper healthcare services. Each team will work closely with a Chicago-based organization that is thinking critically and creatively about access on a daily basis. Multidisciplinary teams will blaze through the design process to uncover insights and prototype viable solutions. 

Register to join a team today (space is limited).