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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.

Launched version of Fidelity Labs student loan tool.

Easy is Hard: Building the Student Loan Picture

June 22, 2018

When Fidelity Labs, the innovation arm of Fidelity Investments, decided to help borrowers gain a greater sense of control over their student loans, it became apparent that it was extremely hard for borrowers to obtain a clear picture of their total debt. The Fidelity Labs team used human-centered design techniques to distill the complexity of student loans and give borrowers the agency to take control of their financial futures.

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Designers are Educators. Educators are Designers. What Happens When the Best of Both Worlds Collide?

June 22, 2018

From radically redesigning the syllabus, to reimagining the role of facilitators inside and outside of class, to considering student-directed learning as a human-centered design challenge, designers are leading the way in transforming the collegiate classroom.

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Meet Julie Schell, Executive Director of Executive and Extended Education

May 8, 2018

In May, Julie Schell joined the College of Fine Arts as the new Executive Director of Executive and Extended Education in the School of Design and Creative Technologies, where she has served as a Clinical Assistant Professor since 2017. In her new role, Schell will use her expertise with designing and scaling successful start-ups in universities to launch extended education programs minted at the College of Fine Arts and the School of Design and Creative Technologies. 

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Q&A with AET Senior Clay Damron

April 6, 2018

Clay Damron is a Senior Arts and Entertainment Technologies Major in the School of Design and Creative Technologies at the University of Texas at Austin. 

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Q&A with Design Senior Julio Correa

March 30, 2018

Julio Correa is a senior in Design (with a double major in Computer Science) in the School of Design and Creative Technologies.

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Design lecturer, alumnus nominated for two James Beard Awards for restaurant design

March 27, 2018

A team from FÖDA Studio that includes a Department of Design lecturer and an alumnus was recently named as a finalist for two James Beard Awards for restaurant design.

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UT team reaches finals at Intel University Games Showcase

March 27, 2018

A team of students in the 2D capstone class of the Game and Mobile Media Applications (GAMMA) Program reached the finals last week at the Intel University Games Showcase at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, California.

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CID Lecturer Julie Schell Shares a Design Thinking Pedagogy Reading List

March 26, 2018

Wicked problems are everywhere. The number of prepared and available solvers to work on these kinds of problems, however, is sparse. Scaling design thinking outside of the design studio offers a way to relieve this tension. Humans can use design thinking to change the world, but only if the current "rapid teach" models of design thinking pedagogy are reimagined.

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Q&A with AET Senior Katrina Gwen Dalmacio

March 21, 2018

Katrina Gwen Dalmacio, who goes by Gwen, is a senior in Arts and Entertainment Technologies in the School of Design and Creative Technologies. Read more Q&As with AET seniors.

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Q&A with AET Senior Ryan Martin

March 15, 2018

Ryan Martin is a senior in Arts and Entertainment Technologies in the School of Design and Creative Technologies. Read more Q&As with AET seniors.