Design Interest Group (DIG)

Starting in 2019-2020, the IAEA established a Design Interest Group (DIG). This committee works to develop programming, including events and professional development opportunities, with a focus on supporting art and design educators to facilitate design education. As such, this committee will help to advance the IAEA’s mission in serving educators and their students as the premier professional development provider for art, design, and media educators in Illinois.

The IAEA Design Interest Group will be chaired by an IL educator invested in design education. Appointed Co-Chairs: Matt Winkelman and Kristen LaJeunesse-Roach, who are currently active members of the NAEA Design Interest Group with invaluable knowledge and experience of bringing design thinking to Lake Zurich Community Unit School District 95.

Design Thinking Salon

Saturday, Feb. 8th, 2020

Columbia College


Design Thinking and Process (DTPSS) Colloquium

Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020

Link Gallery (outside Krannert Art Museum), Champaign, IL

Registration coming soon!

Interested in being hands-on with an event? Fill out this form to volunteer for a design thinking event with students this summer.
Interested in being behind the scenes? Fill out this form to be involved in a social media campaign.

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Want to join our team? Have some questions or suggestions? Let us know!

Kristen LaJeunesse  & Matt Winkelman, Design Interest Group Coordinators