The exhibition showcases and collectively deconstructs all stages of the conceptual design process, with sketches and built works by students, early-career practitioners and such well-established designers. From rough to more resolved, the show traces layers of the designer’s investment as an idea first becomes visible both through traditional as well as more contemporary imaging methods. The interdisciplinary collection is to be exhibited at three distinguished academic venues (Ball State University in Indiana, Kansas State University, and the School of Design Strategies at Parsons in New York City) in the 2015-2016 academic year.