While special product design criteria will be established for this IPRO study abroad experience, in general, good products will:
Product design naturally leverages the skills of mechanical engineers, architects, and aerospace engineers, but the class will be interesting and relevant to all disciplines and students interested in design, entrepreneurship, prototyping and product development. Final deliverables consist of a prototype that demonstrates the benefits of the concept and a preliminary business model for the idea.
Wednesday, July 18, afternoon, in our Chinese Culture class we are introduced to the Art of Chinese Paper Cutting. There is, apparently, a very… Read More
Wednesday, July 18, our IIT IPRO students attended their first Chinese language study class as part of the Summer 2018 Study Abroad program. We are… Read More
Sunday, July 15, the class decided to do a little sightseeing. Renjie selected a most auspicious location for us to see and we were… Read More
IPRO Instructor Dan Chichester and Teaching Assistant Renjie Li spoke about design issues to over 40 interactive and visual designers at Baidu this afternoon…. Read More
In the morning sessions of our classes we use a rather smallish sized classroom. Yet the students have a great attitude and work very… Read More
We visited the National Museum of China today as part of our exploration of Chinese culture. It was a fantastic experience to see so… Read More
Ms. Wang Ying, Director of the Office of International Studies at the Beijing Institute of Technology, hosted our Opening Ceremonies for our 2018 BIT-IIT… Read More
We had a fun and informative orientation at BIT with two special guides, “Lewis” and “Emma”. It was really great; we found places to… Read More
What a great dinner tonight. I think Steven observed that ever square inch of the table was covered with a serving plate. I think… Read More
At last we are gathering in Beijing! Flight UA 851 arrived today in Beijing with five students and the instructor. Renjie, our teaching assistant,… Read More
We had a wonderful celebration of our Study Abroad Program yesterday afternoon in Chinatown! A great way to get our minds engaged for the… Read More
Today was the last time our class will meet at Illinois Tech in Chicago. Wish us luck on our travels to Bejing.
Saturday, July 21, our adventuresome IPRO instructors head out to find some contemporary art. Renjie has heard of a place called 798 Art Zone…. Read More
Happy 21st birthday to Katie! July 14, 2018, BIT hosted Katie’s 21st birthday party at the Tube Station. We had tons of PIZZZZZA together… Read More
The concentration it takes to use chopsticks! But I think I have it down!
First full day in Beijing: Due to the jet lag I was up early and decided to go for a run. Turns out the… Read More
As we were heading inside, we saw a long line of kites in the air – which kind of reminded me of a dragon….. Read More
I am to tired to write a full post tonight, but in summary Sunday-Monday consisted of traveling, sleeping and eating. But I cannot complain…. Read More