The Center for Integrated Design is launching a suite of courses under the new ITD prefix!
All of these courses are open to all university students regardless of major. The majority will be taught by industry professionals and will give students the opportunity to learn and practice design thinking concepts as they are applied in a variety of industries. All of these courses can also be applied to a future CID Bridging Disciplines Program (BDP) certificate.
If you would like to learn more about these courses and about our program, we will be hosting several info sessions with FREE TIFF’S TREATS this week and the first week of April. See below for more information:
Center for Integrated Design INFO SESSIONS
Wednesday, March 22nd at 6pm in UTC 3.110: http://bit.ly/2new8mL
Thursday, March 23rd at 6pm in ART 1.102: http://bit.ly/2mlm9wW <— If you can’t make any of the info sessions, we will livestream this one on Facebook.
Wednesday, April 5th at 6pm in BUR 136: http://bit.ly/2nDlwiy
Some of the new CID courses are highlighted below. The full list of Fall 2017 CID courses can be found on our website: http:// integrateddesign.utexas.edu/programs.
ITD 101: Introduction to Integrated Design (2 sections)
Uniques: 22723 and 22724
Timeline: Wednesdays 6-9pm – 8/30, 9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27 OR 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1
Room: DFA 2.204
In this course, students will learn the spectrum of disciplines/domains that compose the world of Integrated Design. Through pertinent readings and hands-on assignments, students will become familiar with the process and artifacts essential to creating compelling and useful experiences. In-class panels will enable students to gain insights and inspiration from industry experts. Students will begin to learn how those who work in Integrated Design frame problems, learn about people and their behaviors, and apply those insights to improve products and services through rapid prototyping and iteration.
ITD 301D: Introduction to Design Thinking (2 sections)
Uniques: 22725 (Tuesdays) & 22726 (Wednesdays)
Room: ART 3.218
What is Design Thinking? Most of our daily experience is the result of design, intentional or not. It’s a persistent act. We deal with the consequences all the time. In practice, design is first an act of thinking. Then, those thoughts are applied to the act of making – a product, service, place, or a whole experience like going to Disney World. Design is at its best when designers are thinking and making with people in mind. So, a human-centered mindset is a core attribute of design thinking. Design is at its worst when it’s an afterthought, such as a confusing tax form or most ATMs. In this course, students learn the principles of design thinking and apply them to real-world problems while working in interdisciplinary teams. Students 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. Students from all majors are welcome.
MAN 327: Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Room: TBD – hosted by the McCombs School of Business
Explores the theoretical foundations and research evidence underlying innovation and entrepreneurship. Subjects include discovering and creating new sources of value, recognizing and evaluating opportunities, generating business models, engaging stakeholders, shaping markets, and competing against larger competitors and entrenched institutions.
NOTE: The McCombs School of Business is holding 20 seats in this course for CID students from any major to take. For students with majors outside of the McCombs school of Business who want to enroll in this course, you MUST contact CID at email@example.com before April 14th, 2017 at 5:00pm. Priority is first-come, first-served.
ITD 370: Radical Collaboration at IBM Design
Timeline: Tuesdays 6-9pm
Room: Off-campus at the IBM Design Studio (IBM will provide a weekly shuttle)
In this course, students will have the opportunity to practice what they’ve learned in their respective disciplines and apply it to real-world design problems in an industry setting. This course, taught by a UT instructor, will be hosted off-campus for three hours once per week at the IBM Design Studios in North Austin. Students can get there either by catching the courtesy IBM shuttle to and from campus each class day, or by utilizing their own transportation. Once on-site at IBM, students will be split into groups of 5-7 and assigned design projects that IBM designers have encountered in the past and have had to work through. Each student group will be formed with a variety of majors from different disciplines on campus in order to create a truly multidisciplinary experience and encourage better cross-channel communication. These projects will have deep restrictions, far-reaching applications, and will require learning intense collaboration in an extensive corporate setting to complete. IBM employee mentors and guest speakers will be on-hand to facilitate research and help students wrangle with problems that arise during the projects. At the end of the semester, students will give final group presentations on the findings of their projects and will have a something to add to their professional portfolio.
NOTE: Consent of instructor is needed to take this course and upper division standing is required. If you would like to be considered, please send a letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org by NO LATER THAN Friday, April 14th at 5:00pm.
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