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The Center for Integrated Design connects people from diverse disciplines through collective, human-centered design thinking.

Our Story

The University of Texas at Austin brings Design Thinking into the core of the UT curricula on a comprehensive scale with the interdisciplinary Center for Integrated Design (CID). In collaboration with the Design, Engineering, Information, Business, Computer Science and Architecture programs, CID has created a multidisciplinary curriculum that offers  ALL UT students the opportunity to study design methodology and apply it in creative and entrepreneurial scenarios.

The center has created a Bridging Disciplines Program (BDP) in Design Strategies for undergraduates and is working to create a Graduate Portfolio Program. Our Executive Education program was recently launched to provide world-class design thinking courses, trainings, and workshops for businesses, nonprofits and K-12 and higher education institutions as well as individual learners.

The Center for Integrated Design was founded by design industry leader Doreen Lorenzo, former president of the global design firms frog and Quirky and co-founder of the mobile video insights firm Vidlet. The program is currently led by Assistant Professor of Practice Gray Garmon.