Interdisciplinary Design Conversations
The interdisciplinary Design Conversations (iDC) hosts prominent figures from industry, research, practice, or other domains to offer thoughts on interdisciplinary themes in design. These talks foster an ongoing and Institute-wide discourse on the evolving nature of the processes, tools, and outcomes of design. All members of the MIT community are invited to join us as we cultivate an inclusive environment for thinking about and initiating effective design in the world.
VP of global design, Coca-Cola Company
April 2, 2019 at 2pm
Design Director for the Google Home and Google Wearables portfolio.
March 12, 2019 at 2pm
VP, Design at EPAM Continuum
How to Make Technology Relevant (and not completely terrifying) to People
November 28, 2018 at 4pm
Dean of the Yale School of Architecture, architect and founder of Deborah Berke Partners
Architecture. Design. Sustainability.
October 17, 2018 at 2pm
Director of the Integrated Design Automation Lab, Northwestern University
Multidimensional Network Analysis of Customer Preferences in Engineering Design
October 2, 2018 at 2pm
Senior Director of Worldwide Innovation, Pfizer
Democratization of Design Thinking
May 8, 2018 at 2pm
Global Creative Director, Designer, Brand Builder, Host of The Crazy One Podcast
Leadership, Vision & Design for Global Innovation
December 5, 2017 at 2pm
Prof. and Director, DesignLab, UC San Diego, co-founder of the Nielsen Norman Group
People-Centered Design for Complex Systems
November 14, 2017 at 2pm
Head of Design, Tata Motors
Design & Growth at Tata Motors
May 9, 2017 at 2pm
Design & User Experience Executive
Design & Innovation at HomeAway
May 11, 2017 at 2pm
Transformable: Designing objects that change themselves.
November 3, 2015. 5pm
Industry Day ~ Spring 2018
Radical Design Research
Tuesday, April 10, 10am - 4pm
This is an invitation only event. Please email us for consideration.
Leaders of the IDC are working towards taking our research results to applications and are interested in new research and development that holds particular interest to industrial partners.
Join us to help pair MIT's world-class research teams with innovators in industry to respond to specific design challenges and move solutions into the world!