CannonDesign’s Mark Whiteley and Jill Kurth are set to host a Chicago Ideas Member-only Lab Thursday, Feb. 12 entitled, “CannonDesign: Accelerating Business Transformation through Design-Led Disruption.”

The program will serve as a crash course in digital design, visual thinking and urban planning as Whiteley and Kurth lead attendees through a simulation

based on a real life urban case study. Attendees will collaborate to design a visual roadmap for community transformation that will be shared with the
public and other designers via CannonDesign’s website. Ultimately, the program will share key lessons on how we can use cutting-edge digital tools to
transform underserved neighborhoods into urban communities.


Chicago Ideas is focused stimulating new initiatives and ventures, creating new connection and collaborations and establishing a community of people who
provoke new ideas and inspire actionable results. The organization’s year round programming and annual gathering embody and accelerate this mission.