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The Jockey or the Horse?

This past week, Chicago Health 2.0 hosted a panel of Health Information Technology investors at brand new MATTER space in the Merchandise Mart. There, Anne Sissel of Baxter Ventures, Garrett... Read More

A chess lesson in design thinking

If we look at design thinking as a systematic approach for problem-solving and innovation, we can learn a lot by comparing the approaches of novice and expert chess players. A novice will... Read More


Our team had the fantastic opportunity to join professor Dan Brown’s class, Discovery & Invention at Segal Design Institute at Northwestern. His course is helping us better understand design... Read More


About a week ago, I came across an video about an inspiring 15-year-old from Africa named Kelvin Doe.  Despite living in poverty, in a town with electricity that comes on only once a week, he has... Read More

Most awesome stuff ever? Polycaprolactone for Prototyping

I just found out about a nifty prototyping material. This stuff is so cool (and hot!). It's called polycaprolactone and it is touted as a hand-shapeable polymer. it's been around for a few decades... Read More