April 2017 Northwestern Engineering has several facilities for fabrication and prototyping. But how do you know which one is best for your project? Head to MAKE Northwestern, the University’s new one-stop information hub for all of its fabrication facilities and resources.
April 2017 The automated lighting system Luna Lights, led by Northwestern alumnus Donovan Morrison, won the Audience Choice prize on March 30 at Cupid's Cup, an entrepreneurship competition sponsored by Under Armour's CEO. Luna Lights began as a student project in Design For America's Northwestern studio. Design for America is housed within the Segal Design Institute.
April 2017 Held on April 1-2, the Rotman Design Challenge recognized a team of four students in the MMM Program with the best business and design solution on behalf of wireless telecommunications company and challenge sponsor TELUS.
April 2017 Students in the Engineering Design Innovation program collaborated with Dr. Ruchi Gupta, a Northwestern-based food allergy researcher, to address the vulnerability of students with life-threatening food allergies on college campuses.
March 2017 On February 6, the start-up Luna Lights, which began as a Design for America project at Northwestern, was named a finalist for Cupid’s Cup, an entrepreneurship competition started by Under Armour founder Kevin Plank. Northwestern will host the finals March 30 at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall. Design for America is housed within the Segal Design Institute.
March 2017 Anthony Jakubiak, an Engineering Design Innovation alumnus and Senior Experience Designer at SAP Labs, comes full circle. This quarter, Jakubiak is a co-instructor with faculty member Liz Gerber at Northwestern's inaugural Bay Area Immersion Program where they emphasize experiential learning.
March 2017 Milan Samuel is a junior in the Manufacturing & Design Engineering (MaDE) program. This past quarter, Milan participated in the inaugural Bay Area Immersion Program. Here is her perspective on the program.
December 2016 Four Northwestern students picked up the top award from the P.A.C.E. annual forum sponsored by General Motors, HP, and Siemens for their work as part of an international design team.
December 2016 Thirteen students presented their individual thesis projects, efforts that touched on topics ranging from education and healthcare to food and travel.
December 2016 The graduating Engineering Design Innovation students presented their thesis projects at EDIT, a public expo held at the Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center.
December 2016 Segal Design Institute celebrated the newest graduates from our Master of Science Program in Engineering Design Innovation.
December 2016 The MMM program at the Segal Design Institute welcomed Josh Lucas-Falk and John Devanney of Moment for an event called “Integrate: Business + Design: How to get the most from your degrees in the corporate world.”
December 2016 Proctor & Gamble challenged student teams to design a new foot care routine. The winning team included Nick Anastasiades, Natasha Singh, and Tom McIntyre from the MMM program.
November 2016 MMM students organized “Hoot for the Homeless,” a fundraiser for Kellogg School of Management students. Proceeds were donated to Connections for the Homeless, a local non-profit organization.
November 2016 Students in "Designing Product Interactions" took a workshop in sound design led by Steve Milton, founder and CEO of Listen. Listen helps clients such as Microsoft, Tinder, Spotify, Virgin, and Audi shape user experience.
November 2016 Nearly 80 graduate students from four Integrated Design Innovation programs – Northwestern, University of Pennsylvania, MIT and Carnegie Mellon – were tasked to inject innovative design into medicine.
November 2016 Two students enrolled in MMM, a dual-degree program between Segal Design Institute and the Kellogg School of Management, were named 2017 Seibel Scholars.
November 2016 Engineering Design Innovation students targeted food allergy risks on college campuses with Dr. Ruchi Gupta from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
October 2016 Three Northwestern students formed a multidisciplinary team and took the AMITA Health Design Challenge, a 24-hour design marathon for the next generation of problem solvers.
October 2016 Students in the “Design Communication and Methods” course created posters for a non-profit organization while learning typography, color theory, and layout.
October 2016 Segal Design Institute celebrated Homecoming at Northwestern University by playing one-of-a-kind games during "Prototype Purple."
October 2016 Chicago Ideas Week inspired city residents to think, dream and connect during October 17-23. Eleven students enrolled in courses at the Segal Design Institute were among the crowd, thanks to support provided by the Norman Fund.
October 2016 Based at the Northwestern educational space in downtown San Francisco, 24 students – 12 each from the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications and the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science – will learn from and contribute to the Bay Area’s entrepreneurial culture.
August 2016 An undergraduate pursuing a BS in Manufacturing & Design Engineering developed informational road signs that promote bikers’ use of hand signals.
August 2016 Design for America's national Leadership Studio was attended by 110 students representing 33 DFA chapters. Students explored ways to improve the voting experience.
August 2016 Chicago innovation website features the start up and DFA project Luna Lights, a lighting system that ensures the safety of the elderly at night.
July 2016 In the wake of IKEA recalling a popular furniture piece over safety concerns, Fast Company features projects by students from the Segal Design Institute. Students focused on making dressers "tip-proof" for children.
June 2016 Family of emeritus faculty member Masahiro “Mike” Meshii (PhD ’59) have pledged more than $250,000 to endow the Masahiro and Eiko Meshii Award, which will be given by the Segal Design Institute to one or more faculty members.
June 2016 Jim Wicks, senior vice president of consumer experience design at Motorola, joins the Segal Design Institute as a full-time faculty member. Wicks is responsible for the design of many of the top mobile products of the last decade.
May 2016 DFA and Luna Lights were recently featured on "Big Shoulders" for their work in the civic technology space.
May 2016 Segal's David Gatchell and Liz Gerber are among five faculty members being honored with this year's Charles Deering McCormick Teaching Excellence Awards.
March 2016 This quarter-long program in San Francisco is intended for sophomores and juniors in McCormick and Medill, with a focus on design innovation, digital communication, and the intersection of technology, media, and culture.
March 2016 EDI alumnus and SAP Experience Designer Matt Glibbery helped design Super Bowl 50's Super Bowl City. Read this Q+A to learn more about his experience working on the project and what it was like getting to go to the Super Bowl.
March 2016 Segal's first session of "Leadership through Design Innovation" ended last week, and according to the data, learners were very pleased.
March 2016 JDF awards yearly scholarships to students who demonstrate a commitment to engineering and the development of new ideas. Meet this year's three scholars from Segal.
February 2016 Bruce Ankenman spoke with the Wall Street Journal about "Design Thinking and Communication," a course for freshman offered by the Segal Design Institute.
January 2016 Starting on January 18, Northwestern Engineering will broaden its design curriculum by offering a massive open online course (MOOC) called “Leadership through Design Innovation,” which will teach participants about the process and power of design.
December 2015 EDI class of 2015 graduated this week, moving the program's alumni count into the hundreds. Family, friends and faculty celebrated the students and all of their accomplishments in Ford prior to the ceremony.
December 2015 EDI class of 2015 culminates their 15-month program with final thesis project presentations with projects ranging from products to services to strategies.
December 2015 Segal hosted its biannual Design Expo in a new location this year: The Garage. Students displayed innovative designs and polished portfolios that they worked on all quarter.
December 2015 Segal's Ed Colgate and Michael Peshkin continue to lead the way in haptics technology. Their most recent technology, The TPad, allows users to feel textures on a touchscreen.
December 2015 In its eighth volume, Northwestern Research publishes a piece on the robust relationship between Chicago's Shedd Aquarium and the Segal Design Institute.
December 2015 Between their first and second year, MMM students take on challenging internships. Read about their experiences in this ongoing blog series.
November 2015 Segal's new course Design Thinking and Doing introduces students outside of McCormick to the design process.
November 2015 Segal Advisory Board member Robb Olsen talks about his role at P&G, the company's six-yearlong partnership with EDI, what it's like working with his wife and more in this Q+A.
November 2015 Due to popular demand, Segal is offering additional quarters of some of its most popular DSGN courses, as well as adding a couple of new classes!
November 2015 Students from Northwestern and the University of Pennsylvania participated in the third annual EDI+IPD 24-hour Design Challenge with this year's focus on emergency epinephrine access.
October 2015 Segal celebrates its third annual homecoming event Prototype Purple with students, alumni, friends, family and faculty.
October 2015 Segal celebrates two Research Council Members for their entrance into the Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame and another for her esteemed Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award.
September 2015 A new class of EDIs started orientation this month, learning new skills and creating projects that embodied this year's theme of Wabi Sabi.
September 2015 Answer this: What is design to you? That’s a pretty open-ended question, but that’s Professor Erin Huizenga’s intention when she asks her 60 MMM students the first day of class.
August 2015 This year's DFA Leadership Studio attracted the news team from ABC7 Chicago. This year students focused on finding solutions to make life easier for people living with Down syndrome.
August 2015 EDI alumni are finalists for INDEX: Award 2015, a global design award focused on "Designing to Improve Life." The winners will be revealed August 27 in Denmark.
August 2015 DFA has two new fellows! Learn more about them here.
August 2015 EDI student and James Dyson Foundation scholar Torey Kocsik talks about her influencers and what it's like to be a female in a male-dominated industry.
August 2015 NU and DFA alumni Hannah Chung and Aaron Horowitz show off their product Jerry the Bear at the first-ever White House Demo Day.
July 2015 MMM kicks off its orientation RSG by welcoming its new class of 60 with a bang!
July 2015 We're excited to congratulate three of our faculty members on huge successes!
July 2015 Segal Design Certificate student Jenn Murphy was listed as one of NU's outstanding seniors making "The Innovators" list.
July 2015 McCormick Engineering had a booth at Chicago's techweek this year where Segal promoted its professional masters programs.
April 2015 During this year’s DESIGN: Chicago, professionals from Doblin Inc., Audi, frog and IA Collaborative spoke about how design can be used as a strategic tool across industries.
March 2015 Greg Holderfield is director of the Segal Design Institute, clinical associate professor and co-director of the MMM program. In this interview Holderfield discusses what makes design thinking so valuable.
February 2015 Liz Gerber debuts her quick-paced design-thinking game Mockups to Segal students during event.
December 2014 The MS-EDI class of 2014 recently presented their final thesis projects.
December 2013 The MS-EDI class of 2013 recently presented their final thesis projects.