Dan Kraemer Speaks at 2018 Seek Conference

IA Collaborative Founder and Chief Design Officer Dan Kraemer has been selected to headline this year’s Seek Conference. He’ll explain the strategic value of design and the power designers have to create the future of human experience in his presentation, You Should Design Everything.


09:30 am


22 W Washington Street
Chicago, IL 60602



Chicago Design Week + IA Collaborative: How to Design for the Future We Want

Designers today are called upon to use their creative talents and processes to conceive of – and design – new-to-the-world physical and digital products, services, spaces, and experiences. Instead of designing for how the world is now, we have to design for how things could be – a future that can be difficult to imagine because it doesn’t exist yet. What’s more, the things we design today must have the foresight to evolve along with rapid societal and technological advances.

On behalf of Chicago Design Week, IA Collaborative welcomes you to listen to a diverse panel comprised of academics, multidisciplinary designers, and civic and business leaders to discuss the challenges and opportunities inherent in designing for the future we want.

Panelists include:

Rebecca Gimenez, Group Design Director, IA Collaborative

Charles Adler, Co-founder, Kickstarter, and Founder, Lost Arts

Maciej Kaczynski, Architect, Studio Gang

Michael Neault, Executive Creative Director, Experience Design at the Art Institute of Chicago


06:00 pm


218 South Wabash Avenue
9th Floor
Chicago, IL 60604


Amuse UX Conference with IA Collaborative

IA Collaborative to Speak at Amuse UX Conference

IA Collaborative’s Associate Interaction Design Director Rebecca Henderson is speaking at the Amuse UX conference in Budapest, Hungary. While there, she’ll share insights on how animation is a key aspect of brand in a presentation she calls the Principles of UX Choreography.


09:00 am


Budapest, Tatai ÚT 95, 1142



Design + Healthcare: IA Collaborative Headlines at Mayo Clinic Transform 2018

IA Collaborative Founder and Chief Design Strategy Officer Kathleen Brandenburg is taking the stage at the Mayo Clinic’s 2018 Transform conference at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minnesota. There, she will join the company of leading healthcare innovators and give Thursday’s keynote focused on leveraging design for transformational change in healthcare.

Additionally, a team from IA Collaborative consisting of Matt Alverson, Partner, Business Growth, Jeff Gershune, Research & Design Strategy Group Director, and Amy Wicks, Principal Researcher & Design Strategist, will host a workshop on how to “Design Your Next Competitor” in the healthcare industry.



08:00 am


Mayo Civic Center
30 Civic Center Dr SE
Rochester, MN 55904



IA Collaborative Founder is Keynote Speaker at IDSA International Design Conference

IA Collaborative’s Founder and Chief Design Strategy Officer Kathleen Brandenburg is speaking at the Industrial Designers Society of America’s (IDSA) 2018 International Design Conference. Her keynote, Design Determines Behavior: Leveraging Design as Strategy for Transformational Impact, will explore how design uncovers unexpected opportunities for innovation.


10:30 am


1021 Convention Center Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70130



Elevating the Impact of Service Design

On Wednesday, July 18, we welcome the Service Design Network Chicago chapter for a presentation about IA Collaborative’s service design work and methods, followed by mixing and mingling on our rooftop.

Elevating the Impact of Service Design: At IA Collaborative, we practice service design as just…Design. Because we believe that no matter who you’re designing for—or what you’re designing—a “service design mindset” is critical to understanding and addressing the complete experience of your users. Through the lens of our recent work for Hyatt, Nike, and more, we’ll share how we’ve elevated the impact of service design to ultimately inspire brand evangelism, drive lifelong customer loyalty, and create disruptive business impact.

For tickets and further info, click here.


06:30 pm


IA Collaborative
218 S. Wabash Ave., 9th Floor
Chicago, IL 60604