Mar 12, 2009, 6:00 PM
UIC Innovation Center
Linda Pulik received a Master of Design in Human-Centered Product
Design from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Institute of
Design; and a Bachelor of Science in Cellular, Molecular & Microbial
Biology from the University of Calgary.
With an interest in social impact work, Pulik founded Bao Design Lab,
a nonprofit organization focused on designing affordable medical
devices for clinics & hospitals in the developing world. Her
activities in social impact work include design studies in Malawi,
Uganda, and South Africa; a workshop with First Data/Western Union,
Humana & Whirlpool Corporation that produced 39 new design concepts
for emerging Mexican markets; and work with Ntl Progressive Health
Network, Johannesburg, to develop health education material on HIC/
AIDs for people with limited English.
Pulik has worked as a Design Consultant to Honeywell in Bangalore,
India, and as Research Lead at PDT in Chicago. She currently teaches
product design courses at the Institute of Design and she has
presented research papers at Sustainable Design to Save the Earth,
Bangkok; CII-NID Design Summit, Bangalore; MX Design, Mexico City;
and About, With, and For, IIT ID, Chicago.