Convergence Design Lab
Advancing Equity and Engagement Through Learner-Centered Design

Convergence Design Lab is an applied research center and a learning design studio in the School of Media Arts at Columbia College Chicago.

We partner with organizations to prepare youth to become future-ready, media-fluent participants in public life.

Our Work

We work in many contexts. We design learning experiences for youth and educators, conduct actionable research and build engagement strategies.

Our Partners & Funders

We partner with learning organizations and media & cultural groups to advance educational equity and civic engagement.

Chicago Architecture Foundation Discover Design
Chicago Cultural Alliance
Chicago Youth Voices Network
Chicago Public Schools
Department of Education
MacArthur Foundation
McCormick Foundation
Generation All
Playground City
Spy Hop
Smart Chicago
City Tech Collaborative
Illinois Humanities
Chicago Learning Exchange
Connected Learning Alliance
National Writing Project
MHA Labs
Free Spirit Media
The Alliance for Media Arts & Culture
Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University

Open Resources

We build and share open resources, tools and frameworks based on applied research.

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