IIT Institute of Design (ID) is located in Chicago. The institute is dedicated to improving the process of innovation by developing and teaching a more methodological and human-centered approach to design. Students learn advanced design methods and frameworks such as problem framing, user research, and prototyping to help them address the large-scale, ambiguous problems facing companies, government and civic organizations.
Faculty and students come from a wide variety of fields including design, engineering, architecture, business, the humanities and a range of social sciences, which enriches learning perspectives and leads to new thinking.
All full-time faculty engage in research funded by industry, government and foundations, and adjunct faculty are design professionals who work at the leading edge of practice.
The Institute of Design conducts research that contributes to building a body of knowledge that moves the design field forward. Through executive education programs, annual conferences and sponsored research, the school shares design methodologies with people and organizations around the world to help them build better products, services and environments.