Fall 2021 Undergraduate Courses
The courses listed are open to students of any major but are for undergraduates only.
Faculty: Kevin McDonald
Unique Number: 22335
APPLICATION REQUIRED. To apply, send a letter of interest (include EID) and a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Rolling admissions. Explores mechanisms and strategies for creating successful applications, products, and experiences. Taught at argodesign studio in Austin, Texas.
Faculty: Brooks Protzmann
Unique Number: 22340
APPLICATION REQUIRED. To apply, send a letter of interest (include EID) and a resume to email@example.com. Rolling admissions. Solve real-world design problems in an industry setting, working in multidisciplinary teams. Taught at IBM Design Studios in Austin, Texas.
Faculty: Scott Shigeoka
Unique Number: 22317
Explore how we might heal from the trauma of our lives and how design moves us toward belonging. Discuss how we might see if we looked to creativity and design as a way to nurture and heal us from our suffering.
Faculty: Scott Evans
Unique Number: 22316
In this 5-week crash course in product design, students will go from idea to initial prototype. In this video, Scott Evans describes how UT researchers used 3-D printing to create thousands of masks for health care workers in the early days of COVID-19.
Faculty: Jared Culp
Unique Number: 22319
This class will explore the idea of design and innovating a festival. Think Coachella and Lollapalooza. Class meets August 25-September 22.
Faculty: Manoj Saxena
Unique Number: 22320
Explore how human-centric design will both define and direct the ethics of human and machine interaction. We will also engage with leading practitioners and expert speakers from business, academia, and government to get their views on use of AI in a post-COVID world and learn from their existing responsible and ethical AI efforts.
Faculty: Gray Garmon
Unique Number: 22270
Introduction to the concept of design thinking as a core fundamental in education and industry across all disciplines and channels. Guest speakers may facilitate discussion of various innovation issues facing businesses today.
Faculty: Scott Witthoft / Myan Aljets / James Howard
Unique Numbers: 22275 / 22284 / 22280
What is design thinking? In this course, students learn the principles of design thinking and apply them to real-world problems while working in interdisciplinary teams. Students learn how to frame problems, learn about people and their behaviors, then apply those insights to improve products and services through rapid prototyping and iteration.
Faculty: Joe Meersman
Unique Number: 22285
Sketching is the fastest way to convey ideas, whether in an ideation session or just taking notes in a meeting. Designed to help students learn the basic elements of sketching to visualize concepts and quickly bring alignment to any team.
Faculty: Joe Meersman
Unique Number: 22318
Digital prototyping quickly communicates your ideas, be it a product, service, or process. You can make and test an idea in near real-time which allows you to get immediate feedback on your concept. In this class, we will learn the different ways to create digital prototypes, practice making prototypes, and learn the various tools available to make and share a digital prototype.
Faculty: Shawna Murland
Unique Number: 22330
Examines the influential role of storytelling in the user-centered design process and explores the principles that drive influential stories.
Faculty: Michael Henderson
Unique Number: 22314
Multiple designers will lead short-term projects that expose students to unique perspectives about design in our current society.
Faculty: Jon Freach
Unique Number: 22334
What can you see through the lens of a camera that you can’t see with the naked eye? In this class, you will combine interviews with photography to generate data for storytelling purposes, analyze photography and infer meaning from it.