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Capital One VP: "The Impact AI is Having On Design is Bananas"

Feb. 20, 2018

Assistant Dean Doreen Lorenzo sits down with Steph Hay, vice president of design at Capital One, as part of her "Designing Women" series. AI is shaping the future of the economy, says Hay. What role will designers play? 

Why a Chemistry Major Needs to Know Design Thinking

Feb. 12, 2018

Doreen Lorenzo, director of the School of Design and Creative Technologies and the Center for Integrated Design in the College of Fine Arts, is leading efforts to integrate design thinking across The University of Texas at Austin’s undergraduate curriculum. Read the Q&A to find out why Lorenzo believes design thinking is a problem-solving skill set that all students should learn.

UT students write world's worst scenarios in Integrated Design class

Feb. 8, 2018

Jake Dunagan, instructor for Integrated Design course "Architects of the Future," shares examples of how his students imagined worst case scenarios for Austin in 2040. 

Assistant Dean Doreen Lorenzo Named in Texas Monthly's 15 Innovators Reshaping Texas

Jan. 25, 2018

Lorenzo, the Assistant Dean for UT's School of Design and Creative Technologies, is recognized as a top innovator in Texas for her leading role in the design-thinking movement. "We want to create good people who can go out to the world and do things, whether for profit or nonprofit, that are good. That's how you change the world." 




Q&A: Associate Professor of Design Kate Catterall

Jan. 19, 2018

Associate Professor of Design Kate Catterall is a designer, design researcher and educator who studied at the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland. She was initially trained in the materials and methods of the Industrial Age, and she started her career as a silversmith, product and furniture designer, designing one-off products and environments for the luxury market in the United Kingdom. Catterall has lived in the United States since 1993, undertaking a broad range of projects through which she explored the history, form and cultural relevance of design in her new country. Her research currently focuses on the ethical dilemmas faced by designers (and society) as the far-reaching consequences of the design act and the broader role of the designer in culture are reassessed. We recently caught up with her to talk about her work and reserach.

Design Institute for Health's work on UT Health Austin is featured in Modern Healthcare article

Jan. 17, 2018

"Technology itself is not groundbreaking," said Stacey Chang, executive director of the University of Texas at Austin's Design Institute for Health. "It's the model of service you design that really matters."


Design Institute for Health co-presents unique healthcare conference

Jan. 12, 2018

The Design Institute for Health will co-present "What’s the Fix?" on May 17. This free conference provides a platform for patients and the general public to explain their healthcare struggles to workers in the industry with the goal of finding patient-centered solutions. LEARN MORE

Design Lecturer Jennifer Sukis' proposal submitted for patenting at IBM

Jan. 12, 2018

Integrated Design Lecturer Jennifer Sukis’ proposal “Communication Model for Cognitive Systems,” which is the basis for her Design Strategies course “Advanced Design for AI” this spring, has been submitted for patenting at IBM. LEARN MORE


Type Hike exhibit on view now in California

Jan. 12, 2018

Design Lecturer James Walker’s nonprofit Type Hike is now on exhibit at The Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography (HMCT) at Art Center in Pasadena, California, through Feb. 25. He will speak there Jan. 30 about his work and the project. Two additional series from Type Hike were recently added to the permanent collection of the Library of Congress with the Popular & Applied Graphic Arts.

Accelerating Design Collaboration at IBM

Nov. 15, 2017

Brooks Protzmann writes about his experiences teaching undergradutates from many majors at UT in the "Radical Collaboration @ IBM" class. LEARN MORE.