Fast Company Honors Institute of Design Parking Ticket Reform Project

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A project by Illinois Institute of Technology's Institute of Design titled “Non-Moving Violations: Advancing Equity Among Low-income, Minority Chicago Residents” has been recognized by Fast Company as a finalist in the student category of the Innovation by Design awards, joining 567 projects, products, and services from Spotify, Google, Disney+, and others to be honored.

The awards recognize people, teams, and companies that are solving problems through design. One of the most sought-after design awards in the industry, Innovation by Design is the only competition to honor creative work at the intersection of design, business, and innovation.

“We need innovative design more than ever, and the 2020 honorees have brought creativity, inventiveness, and humanity to address some of the world’s most pressing problems, including the global pandemic, racial injustice, and economic inequality. Together these entries offer a glimpse into a future that is more inclusive, more accessible, and more just,” says Stephanie Mehta, editor-in-chief of Fast Company.

ID's project, part of a fall 2019 Service Systems Workshop led by ID Visiting Industry Professor Mark Jones, was done in partnership with the Office of the Chicago City Clerk Anna M. Valencia.

Photo: ID Visiting Industry Professor Mark Jones