As Associate Director of the UIC Innovation Center, Don Bergh shares his design expertise with UIC Design students and faculty who participate in Interdisciplinary Experience Design (EXD) courses, or who hold research positions in UIC Innovation Center Research Labs.
Before joining UIC, Don was a founder of Iota Partners, a research and development firm that combined experienced-based research with sensor technologies and analytics. Past work also includes Design Director of the McKinsey Quarterly; Design Director at E-Lab; and Design/Publications Director at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.
Co-author of “Collaborative Innovation Across Industry, Academy and Functional Boundaries: How Companies Innovate with Interdisciplinary Faculty and Student Teams” in collaboration with fellow UIC faculty members, Don was awarded a Graham Foundation Design Fellowship at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. His work has also received an Associate’s Exhibition Award and the Champion International Award, and been published by the American Center for Design, AIGA, and the American Federation of the Arts, among others.