Spring 2022 Undergraduate Courses

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

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New! ITD 130T Internet as Form

Faculty: Sam Lavigne
Unique: 21589

Explore the many esoteric possibilities of online expression, approaching the internet through the lens of experimentation, design and performance. Class meets January 25-February 22.

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New! ITD 150 Co-Designing Peace

Faculty: Gray Garmon
Unique: 21594

Apply the methods of Design to reimagine our creative human abilities to contribute to individual, communal, environmental and global peace. Class meets February 24-March 31.

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: 21609

Develop an idea to initial prototype and explore product development. Class meets January 27-February 24.

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New! ITD 150 Storytelling in Design

Faculty: Michelle Whitman & Kathryn McElroy
Unique: 21614

Great stories captivate and help people make sense of the world around us. Whether you need to explain your ideas and work in compelling ways, communicate your process, garner buy-in, or elicit an emotional response, you’ll learn about effective storytelling techniques to help you connect with your audience. Through interactive class sessions, you’ll have access to working design professionals and see how they incorporate stories into their everyday work, while applying the concepts and techniques behind building and delivering stories. You’ll leave with the toolset and the confidence to create engaging stories. Taught by designers from argodesign.

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New! ITD 310 Design for Artificial Intelligence

Faculty: Michael Henderson & Tyler Coleman
Unique: 21584

How might we explore the universe of Artificial Intelligence under the auspices of inclusive design? In this course, students will learn the principles of machine learning, AI, design protocols, and it’s application in modern day scenarios. Students learn how to frame problems both philosophically and practically learn about blind-spots while focusing their new insights on better design with the African continent.

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New! ITD 350 Sway: Mapping Communal Power

Faculty: Jared Culp & Jelisa Blumberg
Unique: 21613

Discuss Black American modes of gathering (from the religious, to the secular, to the so-called 'profane') as systems of influence and power.

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ITD 101 Intro to Integrated Design

Faculty: Gray Garmon
Unique Number: 21555

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.

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ITD 102 Sketching for Thinking and Communication

Faculty: Joe Meersman
Unique Number: 21575

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 110 How to Design Your Life

Faculty: Julianna Murphy
Unique: 21580

Apply the methods and mindsets of design to imagine your future life.

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ITD 150 Digital Prototyping

Faculty: Joe Meersman
Unique Number: 21595

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 Discovering Design Opportunities

Faculty: Jon Freach
Unique: 21600

Explore design methods to find and identify more nuanced, interesting, and informed design opportunities. Discuss going beyond our own understanding or experience of a given context to make it more actionable for design. Class meets February 23-March 30.

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ITD 301D Intro to Design Thinking

Faculty: Various
Uniques: 21565 / 21560 / 21569 / 21570

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. 

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ITD 330T Perspectives in Design

Faculty: TBA
Unique Number: 21590

Multiple designers will lead short-term projects that expose students to unique perspectives about design in our current society. (Cross-listed with ITD 330T)

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ITD 375 Capstone in Integrated Design

Faculty: Gray Garmon
Uniques: 21620

This course will work in partnership with a local Austin social impact organization to develop thoughtful design solutions.

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ITD 375 Capstone in Integrated Design

Faculty: Julie Schell
Unique: 21624

This course will explore issues of equity in education and educational technology design in K-12 and higher ed. This studio is sponsored by Logitech.


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