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Chicago Inno Features Luna Lights

Chicago innovation website features DFA Project "Luna Lights", a lighting system that ensures the safety of the elderly at night.

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Upcoming Events

Segal Seminar Series

Julie Hui: Developing Communities of Independent Innovators

August 30, 2016
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Julie Hui of Northwestern's Delta Lab discusses how increasingly self-sufficient innovators and entrepreneurs can find and build community.

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Fastco Features Segal Student Designs

In the wake of IKEA recalling a popular furniture piece over safety concerns, Fast Company features projects that Segal DTC students did focused on making dressers "tip-proof" for children in their Co.Design newsletter.

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Segal Welcomes Motorola Executive Jim Wicks as Newest Faculty Member

Segal is excited to have Motorola Executive Jim Wicks join its team as a full-time faculty member. Wicks is responsible for the design of many of the top mobile products of the last decade, and he will join us in July.

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New Award to Honor Excellence in Design Education

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.

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DFA hosted its quarterly Design Expo featuring portfolios and projects by undergraduate and graduate Segal students. 

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Northwestern Engineering Magazine's cover story explores design innovation, featuring Segal's faculty, students and programs, and how they use design-centric tools and mindsets to create societal impact.

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

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

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Check out Northwestern's new website showcasing recent innovative, interdisciplinary student projects that tackle problems both known and not yet imagined.

visit the site

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MMM Alumni Build Prototypes during Reunion Weekend Open House

MMM hosted an Open House last weekend as part of Kellogg's 2016 Reunion. Alumni mixed, mingled and played a quick round of Mockups to get a taste of design innovation.

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Two Segal Faculty Honored with 2016 University Teaching Awards

Segal's David Gatchell and Liz Gerber are among five faculty members being honored with this year's Charles Deering McCormick Teaching Excellence Awards.

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Fall Quarter DSGN Electives

Registration is coming soon for these fall Segal course offerings.

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McCormick and Medill offer new Bay Area Immersion Experience program

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.

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EDI Alumnus Helps Design Super Bowl City

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.

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First MOOC Session Receives Positive Feedback

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

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Get Involved

Collaborate on research

Submit a project proposal

Hire our students

Support Segal

Volunteer to mentor or speak

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Meet Segal's James Dyson Foundation Scholars

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.

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WSJ: The Power of Unsolvable Problems

Segal's very own Bruce Ankenman spoke with the Wall Street Journal about DTC and how the freshman course teaches students to embrace and learn from failure.

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In their service design class, EDIs worked with P&G to help design Tide Spin, an app-based service that outsources doing laundry to professional cleaners at Tide dry-cleaning facilities. 

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MOOC Offers Lessons for Design Innovation

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.

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Introducing Non-Engineers to Design

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

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Explore design courses available to all Northwestern students.

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Explore the academic opportunities at Segal and find a program that best fits your goals.

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Segal provides its students with the design resources, prototyping equipment, and collaborative environment where group work and the exchange of ideas can flourish.

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Upcoming Events

Segal Seminar Series

Julie Hui: Developing Communities of Independent Innovators

August 30, 2016
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Julie Hui of Northwestern's Delta Lab discusses how increasingly self-sufficient innovators and entrepreneurs can find and build community.

Feature Item Photo

Segal Welcomes Motorola Executive Jim Wicks as Newest Faculty Member

Segal is excited to have Motorola Executive Jim Wicks join its team as a full-time faculty member. Wicks is responsible for the design of many of the top mobile products of the last decade, and he will join us in July.

read more

New Award to Honor Excellence in Design Education

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.

read more
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Northwestern Engineering Magazine's cover story explores design innovation, featuring Segal's faculty, students and programs, and how they use design-centric tools and mindsets to create societal impact.

Feature Item Photo

Check out Northwestern's new website showcasing recent innovative, interdisciplinary student projects that tackle problems both known and not yet imagined.

visit the site

Feature Item Photo

MMM Alumni Build Prototypes during Reunion Weekend Open House

MMM hosted an Open House last weekend as part of Kellogg's 2016 Reunion. Alumni mixed, mingled and played a quick round of Mockups to get a taste of design innovation.

read more
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Two Segal Faculty Honored with 2016 University Teaching Awards

Segal's David Gatchell and Liz Gerber are among five faculty members being honored with this year's Charles Deering McCormick Teaching Excellence Awards.

read more
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McCormick and Medill offer new Bay Area Immersion Experience program

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.

read more
Feature Item Photo

First MOOC Session Receives Positive Feedback

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

read more
Feature Item Photo

Get Involved

Collaborate on research

Submit a project proposal

Hire our students

Support Segal

Volunteer to mentor or speak

learn more
Feature Item Photo

Meet Segal's James Dyson Foundation Scholars

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.

read more
Feature Item Photo

In their service design class, EDIs worked with P&G to help design Tide Spin, an app-based service that outsources doing laundry to professional cleaners at Tide dry-cleaning facilities. 

Feature Item Photo

Introducing Non-Engineers to Design

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

read more
Feature Item Photo

Explore design courses available to all Northwestern students.

Feature Item Photo

Segal provides its students with the design resources, prototyping equipment, and collaborative environment where group work and the exchange of ideas can flourish.

learn more

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Fastco Features Segal Student Designs

In the wake of IKEA recalling a popular furniture piece over safety concerns, Fast Company features projects that Segal DTC students did focused on making dressers "tip-proof" for children in their Co.Design newsletter.

read more

New Award to Honor Excellence in Design Education

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.

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

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

read more
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Two Segal Faculty Honored with 2016 University Teaching Awards

Segal's David Gatchell and Liz Gerber are among five faculty members being honored with this year's Charles Deering McCormick Teaching Excellence Awards.

read more
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EDI Alumnus Helps Design Super Bowl City

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.

read more
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Meet Segal's James Dyson Foundation Scholars

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.

read more
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MOOC Offers Lessons for Design Innovation

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.

read more
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Explore design courses available to all Northwestern students.