In November 2016 students from the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) were invited to attend the Business of Design Week Conference in Hong Kong courtesy of IIT alum, Victor Lo. The conference's theme was "Chicago Made" and featured speakers who have made an impact in Chicago in addition to designers from all around the world in multiple facets of the industry. After the conference students met to discuss their experiences attending the conference and exploring Hong Kong.
Jessica Lee is pursuing a Master of Design with interests in exploring the interplay of business with design thinking to create meaningful solutions, especially in social issues around disability rights and accessibility.
Ignacio Martinez is pursuing a Master of Design focused on how qualitative and quantitative research can improve businesses and user experiences across digital and physical environments.
André Nogueira is a PhD student at IIT Institute of Design with research interests in complex space of inno