The role of Design in fostering Sustainable Innovation

Andre Nogueira

Institute of Design

André Nogueira is a Design PhD student at the IIT-Institute of Design (ID) with research interests in 'complex spaces of innovation', policymaking, urban regeneration, food systems, and sustainable solutions. Previously he worked on projects related to organization design, business development, sustainable initiatives, urban planning and design, and architecture. At ID, Andre is an adjunct faculty and teacher assistant for masters level, and an instructor for IIT's undergraduate IPRO program. As research assistant, Andre is collaborating with Patrick Whitney at Harvard University and Global Health Institute, and also with Dr. Carlos Teixeira and Dr. Weslynne Ashton on a grant-winning research for Designing Sustainable Solution at The Plant, in Chicago. As a student, Andre is co-chairing for SustainID and BarnRaise 2017. Before ID, André received a Master of Science’s degree in Urban Planning, Master’s degree in Geography, Cities and Architecture, and a dual major bachelor’s degree in Architecture and Urban Design, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. 


The rising middle class is shaping new demands, changing the landscape, and blurring the boundaries of frames that appear to be sustained by eternal principles, paradoxical and timeless social activities that led the... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Andre Nogueira (Institute of Design)
  2. Weslynne Ashton (Illinois Institute of Technology)

Topic Areas

• Complexity, resilience and sustainability , • Decision support methods and tools , • Public policy and governance


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