The Design Research Conference (DRC), organized by graduate students at the IIT Institute of Design in Chicago, brings together a large and expanding network of design professionals. This year’s twelfth annual conference explores the forces of ego, empathy, technology, and humanity and aims to understand design’s role in mediating these forces: Are they opposable? Synthesized? Unified? Practicing designers, artists, scientists, engineers, educators, and entrepreneurs will present a variety of perspectives on balancing multiple creative forces amidst complex systems and issues.
The IIT Institute of Design was founded in 1937 as The New Bauhaus. Today, ID is the largest full-time graduate-only design program in the U.S. with a curriculum centered on a methodological and human-centered approach to design and strategy.
The DRC will be held October 8-9, 2013 at the Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois. Find more information concerning the conference, speakers and registration at drc.id.iit.edu.