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The Business Behind Design

UNITE Panel Discussion We all can see the tangible outcome of impactful design, but what goes on behind the scenes to ensure that work is profitable, marketable, and legal? What’s the ...

UNITE: Unlocking Creativity

Computers and online services can do incredible things for the creative process, but what about the ways in which they might slow it down? Technology is changing our lives rapidly, ...

UNITE: Diversifying Design through Education

Why is there a lack of diversity in the design professions? The answer stems from systemic challenges minorities and people of color experience every day. This panel discussion takes a ...

UNITE: Collective Sustainability

Our Spring UNITE discussion focuses on our collective responsibility to design and implement sustainable practices. While individual responsibility is important, we often underplay the role that organizations play in securing ...

UNITE: Pioneers of Prosthetic Design

Amazing advances are happening in the fields of prosthetics and bionics. Surgeons and prosthetic designers are working together to change lives. This panel discussion highlights pioneers of prosthetic and bionic ...

UNITE • Designing for the Gig Economy

Onset of the Gig Economy The modern workplace is changing. According to experts, in just two years, half of us could be members of the so-called ‘gig economy’. In the gig ...

UNITE • The Business Case for Diversity

Why is it important to cultivate diversity in the workplace, and how does it affect a company’s creativity, culture, and bottom line? Join us for a panel discussion on making ...

UNITE • Maker Nation: Education to Industry

Makerspaces are becoming vital to college campuses and workplaces alike. Accessible makerspaces create opportunity for students and creative professionals to bring their visions to reality. With more and more companies ...

UNITE • Resilient Cities: Action for Readiness

Who is responsible for taking action? The concept of urban resilience is the ability of residents, institutions, neighborhoods, businesses, and infrastructure within a city to survive, adapt, and thrive especially when ...

UNITE: The Age of Automation

From smartphone assistants to automated merchandise fulfillment, automation has become an integral part of modern life. These days many of us don’t think twice about purchasing a subway pass or ...