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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.

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Book of the year author Tamie Glass to deliver Feb. 26 Hyde Lecture

February 26, 2024

Tamie Glass, veteran educator and author of the Interior Design Educators Council’s 2020 book of the year Prompt: Socially Engaging Objects and Environments, will be giving the first spring Hyde lecture titled “Prompting Healthful Partnerships,” at 4 p.m., Feb. 26, at Nebraska Union’s Swanson Auditorium.

Panelist Andrew Augustin speaks at the Good Systems Speaker Series round table discussing AI in entertainment and media at the Student Activity Center on February 21st

‘Don’t Believe the Hype’: Good Systems hosts roundtable discussion on perceptions of AI perpetuated by media

February 22, 2024

Industry professionals, including Arts and Entertainment Technologies assistant professor Andrew Augustin, discussed the ways artificial intelligence is falsely portrayed in the media and the ethics of becoming an AI-dependent society in a Feb. 21 roundtable.

Design student Khalil J. Davis presenting his work during the Fall 2022 Sophomore Review in the Department of Design at UT Austin

Career City Limits Helps Student Land Microsoft Internship

February 16, 2024

In Nov. 2023, junior design student Kahlil Davis attended an information session for Microsoft during the SDCT Career City Limits Speaker Series (CCL). This summer, he’ll be working as a design intern in Redmond, WA for the technology giant.

A group photo of UT Austin students posing with Patti DeNucci in front of the Kendra Scott Center sign

From “Cringey” Conversations to Connection: Networking with Patti DeNucci

February 13, 2024

Author and "Intentional Networker" Patti DeNucci led the workshop “Build Your Conversation and Networking Confidence with Patti DeNucci” for UT students on Feb. 5. DeNucci believes striking authentic and meaningful conversations — whether in a 30-minute interview or 30-second elevator ride — opens space for professional growth and personal fulfillment. 

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.