Jeanne Marie Olson


Researcher, Designer & Educator

Jeanne Marie Olson is radically interdisciplinary, always working at intersections: consulting and improvisation; design and organizational strategy; and learning and technology. Her recent SchoolCuts and CPSApples2Apples projects combined design research, data design, public education and social impact in the City of Chicago. SchoolCuts is currently on display at the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s City of Big Data exhibit. She teaches human-centered design and change as a member of the MSLOC Faculty for Northwestern University’s School of Education. She is also a National Council Member and Faculty Advisor for Design for America, a network of student-led studios creating social impact through design.



Friday, October 17

Design Thinking: Problem Solving, Reimagined

1. Define the problem. 2. Consider all of the options. 3. Refine. 4. Execute. Seem simple? Think again. These design-thinking practitioners share... read more
Speakers: Neil Stevenson, Jeanne Marie Olson, Dana Arnett and more speakers to be announced
Morningstar 22 W. Washington St.
Saturday, October 15

CIW Talk: Creative Process

In the words of Franklin D. Roosevelt, ?Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.? Professionals from diverse... read more
Speakers: Anna Shapiro, JJ Lueck, Jeanne Marie Olson, Mick Napier, Matt Nathanson, Jason Salavon
Chicago Shakespeare Theater 800 East Grand Avenue

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