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Sarah Lim Wins Student Research Competition

May 2017   Northwestern Engineering junior Sarah Lim won the ACM CHI 2017 Student Research Competition earlier this month. Lim has been working in Northwestern's Delta Lab, an interdisciplinary research lab and design studio led by Segal research faculty, to make web design more accessible for beginners.

Design Cluster Fellow Talks Crowdfunding on Marketplace

May 2017   Julie Hui, a Segal Design Cluster Fellow working at the Delta Lab at Northwestern, spoke to American Public Media's Marketplace about her research on crowdfunding.

Northwestern Student's Redesign of Apple Music Goes Viral

May 2017   Northwestern student Jason Yuan created his own redesign of Apple Music and published it on Medium. In just a few days, his posted received over 250,000 views and attention from Fast Company Design.

MMM Team Brings Special Forces to Code Platoon

May 2017   A team of MMM students that included military personnel identified cost-effective channels to improve user experience with Code Platoon, a Chicago vocational school that trains veterans through an intensive coding program. The student team tackled this project as part of Design 480: Business Innovation Lab, a unique experiential course for MMM students.

Northwestern’s Car Teams Gear Up for Competition

May 2017   With newly redesigned cars, Northwestern’s Baja and Formula SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) teams are gearing up to speed past the competition. Both teams will race in three competitions this quarter.

Northwestern Launches 'Make' Site

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.

Design For America alumnus wins Audience Choice prize at Cupid’s Cup

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.

MMM Team Wins Rotman Design Challenge

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.

Helping students with food allergies transition to college

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.

Design for America alumnus leads Luna Lights to Cupid's Cup finals

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.

Northwestern students learn by doing in Bay Area Immersion Program

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.

Student Perspective: Bay Area Immersion Experience

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.

TA-DA - Undergraduates Design Expandable Electric Car

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.

The End of a Journey: Class of 2016 Thesis Presentations

December 2016   Thirteen students presented their individual thesis projects, efforts that touched on topics ranging from education and healthcare to food and travel.

Class of 2016 EDI Thesis Projects

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.

Class of 2016 graduates from EDI Program

December 2016   Segal Design Institute celebrated the newest graduates from our Master of Science Program in Engineering Design Innovation.

Managing Directors of Moment Speak to MMM Students

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.”

MMM Students Win Kellogg Business Design Challenge

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.

MMM Students Give Back to the Community

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.

Students in "Designing Product Interactions" Listen Closely

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.

Twenty-Four Hours to Address a Twenty-Year-Old Problem

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.

MMM Students Named Seibel Scholars

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.

Taking Aim at Food Allergies

November 2016   Engineering Design Innovation students targeted food allergy risks on college campuses with Dr. Ruchi Gupta from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Design Solutions for Aging Well with AMITA

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.

Making a Difference with Design

October 2016   Students in the “Design Communication and Methods” course created posters for a non-profit organization while learning typography, color theory, and layout.

Prototype Purple 2016

October 2016   Segal Design Institute celebrated Homecoming at Northwestern University by playing one-of-a-kind games during "Prototype Purple."

Connecting Chicago to the Classroom

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.

Bay Area Immersion Experience

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.

MaDE Student Promotes Cycling Safety

August 2016   An undergraduate pursuing a BS in Manufacturing & Design Engineering developed informational road signs that promote bikers’ use of hand signals.

How Can Design Thinking Improve Voting?

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.

Chicago Inno Features Luna Lights

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.

Fast Company Highlights Undergraduate Work

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.

New Award to Honor Excellence in Design Education

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.

Motorola Executive Jim Wicks Joins Faculty

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.

DFA Northwestern Featured on advisor TV's "Big Shoulders"

May 2016   DFA and Luna Lights were recently featured on "Big Shoulders" for their work in the civic technology space.

Two Segal Faculty Honored with 2016 University Teaching Awards

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.

McCormick and Medill Offer New Bay Area Immersion Experience Program

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.

EDI Alumnus Helps Design Super Bowl City

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.

First MOOC Session Receives Positive Feedback

March 2016   Segal's first session of "Leadership through Design Innovation" ended last week, and according to the data, learners were very pleased.

Meet Segal's James Dyson Foundation Scholars

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.

Wall Street Journal Features Segal Design Institute

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.

MOOC Offers Lessons for Design Innovation

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.

Class of 2015 Takes EDI Alumni Count Past 100

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.

Dimensions: EDI Thesis Presentations 2015

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.

Another Successful Design Expo Under Segal's Belt

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.

Connoisseurs of Touch

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.

Northwestern Research Highlights Segal and Shedd Aquarium's Partnership

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.

MMM Students Reflect on Summer Internships

December 2015   Between their first and second year, MMM students take on challenging internships. Read about their experiences in this ongoing blog series.

Introducing Non-Engineers to Design

November 2015   Segal's new course Design Thinking and Doing introduces students outside of McCormick to the design process.

EDI + P&G: Six Years in the Making

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.

Segal Offers New Design Courses and Sections

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!

EDI+IPD Design Challenge: Emergency Epinephrine Access

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.

Prototype Purple '15: Segal Celebrates Homecoming

October 2015   Segal celebrates its third annual homecoming event Prototype Purple with students, alumni, friends, family and faculty.

Congratulations to Three Segal Research Council Members

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.

New EDIs Take on Wabi Sabi-Themed Boot Camp

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.

MMM Course Partners with Local Nonprofit

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.

ABC7 Covers DFA Leadership Studio

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.

EDI Alumni Finalists in Global Design Award

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.

Welcome DFA's Newest Fellows!

August 2015   DFA has two new fellows! Learn more about them here.

#LooksLikeAnEngineer

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.

Jerry the Bear: From NU to the White House

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.

MMM Welcomes Its Newest Class

July 2015   MMM kicks off its orientation RSG by welcoming its new class of 60 with a bang!

Three Segal faculty awarded for their hard work

July 2015   We're excited to congratulate three of our faculty members on huge successes!

Segal Student Named NU Outstanding Senior

July 2015   Segal Design Certificate student Jenn Murphy was listed as one of NU's outstanding seniors making "The Innovators" list.

Segal Takes on Techweek

July 2015   McCormick Engineering had a booth at Chicago's techweek this year where Segal promoted its professional masters programs.

DESIGN: Chicago

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.

The Power of Design Thinking: Q&A with Greg Holderfield

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.

Mockups Bracket Tournament: A Prototype is Born

February 2015   Liz Gerber debuts her quick-paced design-thinking game Mockups to Segal students during event.

Perspective: EDI Thesis Show 2014

December 2014   The MS-EDI class of 2014 recently presented their final thesis projects.

Congratulations EDI Class of 2013

December 2013   The MS-EDI class of 2013 recently presented their final thesis projects.

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