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Charles L. Owen presentation, 2010

Identifier: 008.01.15

Power Point slide presentation: Systems & Systematic Design: Tracing the Evolution of Design Methodology at the Institute of Design 1965 - 2010.


  • Creation: 2010


Language of Materials

Records are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Available for Research

Collection Size

2 Item (Printed presentation and digital files)


This material was created as a slide program presented by Charles L. Owen as the 3rd Annual IIT Archives Lecture (Oct. 28, 2010).

Biographical Note

Charles L. Owen, Distinguished Professor of Design, joined the faculty of the Institute of Design in 1965, with prior service at Illinois Institute of Technology Research Institute, 1962 - 1964. Owen served as Program Head for Product Design for more than 20 years. He served as associate director from 1969 to ca. 1972, and was instrumental in reviving the design program from near failure by a series of communication projects and competition wins from the late 1970's to the early 1980's. Owen retired in 2010 and was named "Distinguished Professor Emeritus." Owen directed a number of highly visible class projects in his role as an ID faculty member including Project Phoenix which was given "Grand Award, Environmental Technology" for Popular Science's "100 Greatest Achievements in Science and Technology for 1991." "House of the Future" and "Aquatecture" both won Grand Prizes in the Japan Design Foundation's international competitions.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Formerly 2010.036


Catherine Bruck, University Archivist

Part of the Paul V. Galvin Library. University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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