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Design Faculty position at ID-IIT in Chicago

The IIT Institute of Design (ID) invites applications for a visiting open-rank faculty position at the intersection of computing, data, and design. The position will contribute to ID’s exploration of the power of computation, sensing, and connectivity for building intelligent futures that are sustainable, equitable, and inclusive. Opportunity to transition to a full-time role after the initial visiting faculty position.

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Click below to watch the December 4th discussion on pluriversal design


 Moderated by Northwestern University Professor Elizabeth Gerber, this zoom panel will share their similar and differing perspectives on pluriversal design and a call to action for the design community. Panelists include:

  • Arturo Escobar: Author of Designs for Pluriverse; professor emeritus of anthropology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Fernando Flores: Co-author of Understanding Computers and Cognition; founder of Pluralistic Networks
  • Don Norman: Author of The Design of Everyday Things; professor emeritus of computer science, Northwestern Engineering; co-founder, Segal Design Institute and master’s Engineering Design Innovation program; founding and current chair of the cognitive science department, University of California, San Diego
  • B. Scot Rousse: Director of research at Pluralistic Networks, visiting scholar at University of California, Berkeley; PhD in philosophy from Northwestern University
  • Terry Winograd: Author of Bringing Design to Software; co-author of Understanding Computers and Cognition; professor emeritus of computer science, Stanford University

Click Here to Watch a Recording 

Click Here for a Transcript


How Do People Change Their Technology Use In Protest?: Understanding "Protest Users"

Hecht articleNovember 2019
ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing

Professor Brent Hecht finds that “protest users” are motivated by concerns about business models that profit from user data and privacy. Common tactics including stopping use and leveraging ad blockers. Read the paper >

How to Self-Assemble Project Teams That Are Optimally Effective

MyDreamTeam (MDT)

Noshir Contractor's team investigates how to self-assemble effective student- and faculty-based teams based on criteria such as learning, cohesiveness, and final performance. Explore the project and app >

How Data Visualizations Can Clarify and Confound Uncertainty

Hurricane mapsOctober 2019
Northwestern Computer Science

Jessica Hullman’s Scientific American article weighs pros and cons of common data visualizations. Read the article >


Artificial Intelligence-Enhanced Journalism Offers a Glimpse of the Future of the Knowledge Economy

textbook coverJune 2019
The Conversation

Professor Nicholas Diakopoulos writes about AI enhanced journalism and the future of the knowledge economy. Read the article >



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