The Design Research Institute meetups are for anyone interested in design, entrepreneurship, innovative business, information design, data visualization, marketing and more. We offer food, short programs, and networking for faculty and students at UWM and other institutions of higher ed, the business community and creative industries. Mission: The Design Research Institute applies design thinking to creative research. We use the expertise and experience of artists and designers to collaborate, research, and build knowledge for the future. We transfer creative thinking into practical contributions to industry, community, and cultural life. We work with all aspectsSpreenkler is an idea networking group. We gather to discuss and stay on top of emerging practices and techniques in design, technology and startups. All with the purpose of helping you be better at what you do.