Fall 2021 Undergraduate Courses

The courses listed are open to students of any major but are for undergraduates only.

argodesign's Stak, a stackable coffee filtration system, sitting on a table next to a vase of baby's breath
ITD 170 Making Real World Design @ argodesign

Faculty: Kevin McDonald
Unique Number: 22335

APPLICATION REQUIRED. To apply, send a letter of interest (include EID) and a resume to cid@austin.utexas.edu. Rolling admissions. Explores mechanisms and strategies for creating successful applications, products, and experiences. Taught at argodesign studio in Austin, Texas.

UT Austin Center for Integrated Design faculty Brooks Protzmann teaching a CID course off-site at a studio in Austin, Texas
ITD 370 Advanced Design Thinking Studio @ IBM

Faculty: Brooks Protzmann
Unique Number: 22340

APPLICATION REQUIRED. To apply, send a letter of interest (include EID) and a resume to cid@austin.utexas.edu. Rolling admissions. Solve real-world design problems in an industry setting, working in multidisciplinary teams. Taught at IBM Design Studios in Austin, Texas.

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New! ITD 150 Design for Healing

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.

graphic with photo of Scott Evans. Text reads "Longhorns in the Fight: the COVID-19 Pandemic"
New! ITD 150 Intro to Product Development

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.

a man stands in a crowd at a music festival, smiling with arms raised in excitement
New Topic! ITD 150 Design in Deviant US Culture

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.

photo of clear vials of the COVID-19 vaccine with blue lids
New Topic! ITD 150 Responsible AI Design Post-COVID

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.

two undergraduate students sit on grass and study a piece of paper. the student on the left points to the paper, and the student on the right wears a paper head covering
ITD 101 Intro to Integrated Design

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.

Design students stand on a bridge outside and take notes as they study the creek below them and their professor lectures
ITD 301D Intro to Design Thinking

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. 

an undergraduate student sketches a design on a piece of paper on a white board
ITD 102 Sketching for Thinking and Communication

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.

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ITD 150 Digital Prototyping

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. 

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ITD 150 Storytelling for Influence

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.

An undergraduate UT Austin design student organizes their thoughts using sticky notes on a white board
ITD 330T Perspectives in Design

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.

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ITD 350 How To See Like a Designer

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.


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