Chicago Reflection

I am amazed at how productive, inspiring and enjoyable our intense 3-day trip to Chicago was.  From a wonderful 2.5 hour conversation on innovations in higher-ed at Perkins and Will, to a quick knowledge transfer on academic incubators at Gensler, to an amazing tour of UI Labs by the designer’s at SOM that led that project.  Amazing.  This of course to say nothing of the always inspiring Poetry Foundation, Logan Center for the Arts and many many stops between.  Each design team is to create a post reflecting on what they saw and heard in Chicago that will act as a guide or influence on them in our spring quarter design development studio.  Create a blog post with your reflection, being sure to connect image with idea when possible – these can be your photographs or even sketches.   If you saw something in a presentation but don’t have an image, you can connect (or grab) images from the firm’s websites to help illustrate your point.  Use category “Chicago” as well as both team members names.