REACTOR Shops & Labs

The Design Innovation Labs (DI LABS) are facilities located inside the DI HUB that support some of the conceptual modes of innovation and engagement for the larger initiative. The largest of these is the DI REACTOR, which hosts a number of single-purpose "shops" in its interior to directly support collaborative prototyping/making activities.

The Blank_Lab, MuseLab, SparkLab and I3 Lab all function through significant partnerships between Design Innovation and other units in the university. For instance, the MuseLab partners DI with the School of Information, in the College of Communication and Information, who founded the original MuseLab concept in the University Library.

The PrintLab, DI Gallery and Designer in Residence/Shared Faculty Studio (DIRSFS) are concepts that have been initiated directly out of the Design Innovation Initiative and are facilitated through the leadership of the DI TEAM.

Each of these environments exists to encourage new projects and cross-disciplinary collaborations.

Do you have a project idea? Interested in getting involved and/or utilizing the tools of the DI LABS? Please reach out to the DI Staff and Crew at