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SDCT's Top 10: Year in Review

Look back on the show-stopping events, national recognition, and milestones we're celebrating from the 2022-2023 academic year.

UT Austin pronounces 2024 the Year of Artificial Intelligence

SDCT’s Future-Facing Outlook On Artificial Intelligence

February 5, 2024

As professionals, leaders, and educators in design and creative technologies, we are frequently asked how we feel about the proliferation of artificial intelligence (AI) tools both on campus and in our respective professional fields. Here is our response.

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Design Professor featured in 2024 Planet Texas 2050 Symposium to explore climate resilience

February 2, 2024

This month, the Planet Texas 2050 Symposium: Resilience Research in Action will convene University faculty, researchers, students and community stakeholders dedicated to advancing interdisciplinary research on climate resilience, adaptation and environmental justice. Multiple faculty members in the College of Fine Arts who received grant funding from PT2050 will represent the college in the symposium through workshops and talks.

AET lecturer Natasha Davison holding her Lone Star EMMY Award for producing writing and directing the Muraling Austin series

Congratulations to Lone Star Emmy Winners Natasha Davison and Nelda Buckman!

February 1, 2024

AET lecturer Natasha Davison and sponsor Nelda Buckman are newly minted Emmy winners. Their series Muraling Austin honors the faces behind spaces coloring Austin’s cityscape.

Community members attend Visual Arts Center grand opening for the RRK Collection Wood Type on January 26th 2024

Visual Arts Center features design students’ wood type projects

January 28, 2024

Last Friday marked the grand opening of the Rob Roy Kelly Wood Type (RRK) exhibition at the Visual Arts Center. On display until Feb. 10, the collection showcases the personal projects of design students who participated in the RRK residency over the summer.

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SDCT Named 2024 Leading Game Design and Interactive Media Program by Newsweek

January 23, 2024

In a world increasingly dominated by technology, the realm of game design and interactive media stands out as a dynamic and thriving field that offers an exciting and potentially lucrative career path. Newsweek recognizes SDCT as one of the top academic programs in 2024 for those interested in pursuing this field.

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Can Belonging Be Designed?

January 16, 2024

According to Stanford University, the building blocks of belonging might be more tangible than you’d think. Design department chair Kate Canales reflects on Susie Wise's microresidency in the program while Wise was writing her contribution to the book Design for Belonging.

Doreen Lorenzo speaks with argodesign founder Mark Rolston at the argo design studio in east Austin

Assistant Dean Doreen Lorenzo interviews argodesign founder Mark Rolston

January 13, 2024

Doreen Lorenzo, assistant dean of the School of Design and Creative Technologies at The University of Texas at Austin, interviewed argodesign founder Mark Rolston at BigIdeasATX, a monthly event series hosted by Silicon Hills News.

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Design Assistant Professor Jiabao Li among East Asian women leading America’s personal health startup scene

January 13, 2024

A spotlight on extraordinary startups in the health care field, all of which have been founded by individuals from East Asian communities. Endless Health, co-founded by Cooper Galvin and Jiabao Li, is a one-stop-shop for cardiovascular health based in Austin, Texas.

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Society Faces Tough Choices About Artificial Intelligence

December 30, 2023

UT experts help distill five of the most important concepts of artificial intelligence for beginners. Department chairs Kate Canales and Michael Baker weigh in on how AI technologies are affecting higher education and design.

Promotional poster for exhibition Progenitorial Hysteresis by Design Assistant Professor Jiabao Li on view at Duende Art Museum in China

Design Assistant Professor Jiabao Li’s exhibition, Progenitorial Hysteresis, on view at the Duende Art Museum in China

December 27, 2023

Design Assistant Professor Jiabao Li’s exhibition, Progenitorial Hysteresis, is on view at the Duende Art Museum (DAM) in China from December 12, 2023 until January 3, 2024.