Innovation, fashion, design and philosophy from around the world
The IIT Institute of Design held its annual Strategy Conference last week in downtown Chicago, a two-day event full of inspiring and interesting talks about using design thinking and innovation to solve complex issues. Socially conscious innovation was a common topic this year, from improving agricultural techniques in Africa to enabling University of Chicago students and professionals to collaboratively tackle major problems in healthcare, as well as revitalizing abandoned lands in Detroit with a community development and agriculture program.
Check out the sketchnotes below summarizing the ideas behind this years event. Youll find synopses on speakers like Carl Bass with Autodesk, Catherine Casserly of Creative Commons, Stepan Pachikov, founder of Evernote, Bruce Nussbaum and Barry Schwartz from Swarthmore College, among others.
Carl Bass, President and CEO, AutodeskMark Tebbe, Operating Executive, Lake Capital
Stepan Pachikov, Founder, EvernoteAmory Lovins, Cofounder and Chief Scientist, Rocky Mountain Institute
Kim Erwin, Assistant Professor, IIT Institute of Design Laura Hartman, Professor of Business Ethics, Driehaus College of Business, DePaul University
Connie Duckworth, Founder and CEO, ARZUCatherine Casserly, CEO, Creative Commons
Brian Love, Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates FoundationVijay Kumar, Professor, IIT Institute of Design Author, 101 Design Methods: A Structured Approach for Driving Innovation in Your Organization
Barry Schwartz, Professor of Psychology, Swarthmore CollegeGary Wozniak, President and CEO, RecoveryPark
Lou Yongqi, Vice Dean, College of Design and Innovation, Tongji University
Jonathan Allan, Associate Director of Innovation Programs, Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, University of ChicagoBruce Nussbaum, Professor, Parsons The New School for Design
Reporting by Stefani Bachetti