Fall 2022 Undergraduate Design Courses

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DES 304 Design Studio

Faculty: Jose Perez / Cathryn Ploehn / Kelcey Gray
Unique Number: 21945 / 21940 / 21950

Explore the vocabulary, principles and techniques of design across disciplines through project work in a studio setting.

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DES 102C Intro to 2D Design

Faculty: Vic Rodriguez Tang
Unique Number: 21935

Explore the fundamental principles and methods of 2D design making, including an introduction to software.

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DES 110C Intro to Design Research

Faculty: Jon Freach
Unique Number: 21960

Students will learn design methods used in practice today by professional designers. Students will develop observational research and inference-making skills, then work in teams using methods that help them investigate the physical, social, cultural, and cognitive human factors of a chosen project topic. The class will also study professional design research deliverables and learn from guests who use design methods in their work.

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DES 113 Intro to Design History

Faculty: Monica Penick
Unique Number: 21973

Introduction to the history of design, with a focus on key themes and ideas.

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DES 115C Sketching

Faculty: Jose Perez
Unique Number: 21974

Introduction to elements, techniques, processes, and tools for sketching in design practice. Explore sketching as a way to convey ideas.

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DES 130T Design Lab Print Studio

Faculty: Henry Smith
Unique Number: 22023

Print Studio is an exploration of printmaking basics across new and old technology, while encouraging students to push the boundaries of the concept of “print.”

on top of a white table sits a laptop and 3D printer, as well as an assortment of objects that have been 3D printed including: a mountain range, a bone, teeth, and the different parts of a cell
DES 130T Digital Fabrication

Faculty: Jose Perez
Unique Number: 22017

Designers will use CAD software and digital tools to abbreviate the process from concept to physical artifact. Students will utilize additive and subtractive manufacturing processes such as 3D printing, laser cutting, and CNC machining to increase the fidelity of their projects.

CID student Grayson Rosato works in Hypergiant's design studio downtown. Photo by Alicia Dietrich.
DES 160I Internship in Design

Faculty: Cata Alzate
Unique Number: 22060

Participate in a professional design internship in a field of interest.

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DES 309 Intro to Design

Faculty: TBD
Unique Number: 21955

Studio course. Introduction to the design process, including research, ideation, prototyping, critique, and iteration. Projects also introduce the vocabulary, principles, strategies, techniques, and conventions of drawing and rendering used by design professionals.

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DES 321 Images in Communication

Faculty: Vic Rodriguez Tang / Cata Alzate
Unique Number: 21980 / 21985 / 21990

Studio course. Explores the selection and creation of images appropriate to specific communication goals and contexts, such as promotional images, infographics, logos, instructions, and/or narratives.

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DES 323 Color in Theory and Practice

Faculty: Carma Gorman
Unique Number: 21994

Explore contemporary color notation systems and color management techniques. Survey economic, health and safety, environmental, cultural, legal, political, and other ethical considerations pertinent to using color.

student in Kelcey Gray's Typography I class draws on a poster hanging on the wall
DES 325 Typography I

Faculty: Kelcey Gray / TBD
Unique Number: 22005 / 22000 / 21995

Studio course. Students use typographic principles to design complex print and on-screen publications.

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DES 326 Objects and Spaces

Faculty: Kate Catterall / TBD
Unique Number: 22020 / 22010

Studio course. Projects introduce rendering and prototyping techniques used for solving problems in three-dimensional media such as product design, packaging design, environmental graphics, and/or architectural/landscape design.

UT Austin students prototyping furniture in a Center for Integrated Design course
DES 327 Prototyping Physical Space

Faculty: Scott Witthoft
Unique Number: 22024

Studio-based exploration of the iterative development of low-resolution immersive environments.

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DES 131 Portfolio and Performance Review

Faculty: Cat Ploehn
Unique Number: 22030

Develop and review a portfolio of work, guided by feedback from the instructor, group critiques, and reviews with visiting critics.

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DES 330T Perspectives in Design

Faculty: TBD
Unique Number: 22025

Cross-listed with the Center for Integrated Design. Multiple designers will lead short-term projects that expose students to unique perspectives about design in our current society

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DES 330T Circular Fashion Design

Faculty: Peggy Blum
Unique Number: 22019

Cross-listed with Arts and Entertainment Technologies. Learn how the principles of the circular economy can be applied to innovative design methods and business models to reduce waste, minimize social and environmental impacts in the fashion industry.

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DES 330T Design and Policing

Faculty: Cata Alzate
Unique Number: 22022

Creative exposure and critique of systems and technologies of surveillance and policing, and design of alternatives for safety rooted in community engagement.

deconstructed Happy Meal box from McDonald's with branding unique to Vietnam
DES 330T Branding for Diversity

Faculty: Cheryl Miller
Unique Number: 22018

Guided research, investigation and design creation/portfolio prep of color palettes, typography, iconography, culture, and design trends of North American brands in global regions.

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DES 330T Ecocentric Design

Faculty: Jiabao Li
Unique Number: 22021

Decentering the human being in a world of ecological uncertainty and recalibration, this course explores eco-centric design and co-creation with non-human species such as animals, plants, robots.

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DES 334C Interaction Design I

Faculty: Cat Ploehn
Unique Number: 22035

Explore theories, methods, and techniques for designing time-based and interactive experiences, including video, motion graphics, and web and mobile applications.

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DES 337 History of Graphic Design

Faculty: Carma Gorman
Unique Number: 22040

Surveys the history of graphic design from 1450 to the present, with an emphasis on the last 150 years.

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DES 347 Publication Studio

Faculty: Kevin Auer
Unique Number: 22050

Studio course. Advanced publishing projects in print and/or digital media.

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DES 350 Advanced Interaction

Faculty: Sam Lavigne
Unique Number: 22055

Studio course. Projects focusing on contemporary design practice, featuring approaches and subfields not represented elsewhere in the curriculum.

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DES 358C Industrial Design I

Faculty: Brooke Davis
Unique Number: 22059

Explore methods and techniques for industrial design.

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DES 374 Capstone Design Project

Faculty: Jiabao Li
Unique Number: 22065

Studio course. Students define their own research problem and propose appropriate design solutions, guided by feedback from desk critiques with the instructor, group critiques, and reviews with a visiting critic.

Design Sprints and Executive Education
DES 376 Independent Study

Faculty: N/A
Unique Number: 22080

Student-defined projects completed under faculty supervision.

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Center for Integrated Design

Explore the Center for Integrated Design's undergraduate and graduate course offerings for the Spring 2021 semester.

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