Undergraduate Caroline Rock talks about her experiences taking classes offered by the Center for Integrated Design and why they inspired her to change her major in the School of Design and Creative Technologies at The University of Texas at Austin.
Doreen Lorenzo spoke at SXSWedu about "Design Thinking as a Core Fundamental in Education." Here, she shares more about her talk and why teaching empathy is so important in higher education. Lorenzo is the executive director of the Center for Integrated Design at The University of Texas at Austin.
The Daily Texan shares how the Center for Integrated Design at The University of Texas at Austin is offering courses to students from all majors to learn how to use creativity and design communication as a part of their everyday lives.
UT's College of Fine Arts Dean Doug Dempster writes about why academia should embrace design thinking in the classroom, not only to help students prepare for jobs, but also in pursuit of understanding of what it means to be human.
This past semester, in UT’s first Introduction to Design Thinking course, students from across the university learned the principles of design thinking and applied them to real-world problems while working in project teams. Beginning with campus life topics such as health and wellness, meals, studying, and socializing, each team learned how to frame problems related to their chosen topic, learn about people and their behaviors, and apply those insights to improve products and services through concept prototyping and storytelling.
Doreen Lorenzo, Clinical Professor of Design and Executive Director of the Center for Integrated Design at The University of Texas at Austin, speaks with thirteen23's founder, Doug Cook, about the challenges and opportunities presented by her new position at UT Austin.
This fall, the College of Fine Arts will offer the course “Introduction to Design Thinking” (DES301), taught by Jon Freach open to all UT students. In this course, students will learn the principles of design thinking and apply them to real-world problems while working in interdisciplinary teams. Students will also 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.
The College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin has appointed to its faculty design industry leader Doreen Lorenzo to oversee a campus-wide initiative to integrate design thinking into the curriculum across the university.
Design industry leader Doreen Lorenzo has joined the Design faculty in the College of Fine Arts to oversee a campus-wide initiative to integrate design thinking into the curriculum across The University of Texas at Austin. We recently chatted with her about her work and what drew her to this opportunity at the university.