We rely on design as a tool to elevate thinking, transform education, and augment and empower communication. CDI builds an ecology of collaborative design to achieve positive impact.

CRITICAL AND CREATIVE COLLABORATION        Interdependent studios at CDI nurture original, multidisciplinary research to tackle systemic challenges. Shared interests bring our diverse teams into equitable collaborations to reveal ways forward. Imaginative prototypes at our center embolden faculty and students to explore and experiment.