The Colloquium was hosted by University Laboratory High School and the Industrial Design program
in the School of Art and Design held at U of I on February 22, 2020.
A community of educators who utilize design processes in their classrooms gathered for a morning of
design activities and presentations. The program was for high school teachers of all disciplines who
want to incorporate design thinking into their curriculum. At the colloquium, local Teacher
Presenters shared their lesson plans, student work samples, and gave poster presentations featuring
their classroom design activities. Current undergraduate Industrial Design students discussed their
educational journey and Professor Shin highlighted his research and introduced summer design
education opportunities. Tours of the Fine and Applied Arts facilities and Krannert Art Museum (from
an Exhibit Designer’s point of view) were offered in the afternoon.