UT’s First “Design Reader” Explores Design Thinking in Higher Ed and Other Fields
UT Austin’s new School of Design and Creative Technologies (SDCT) released its inaugural Design Reader, which includes topics varying from design pedagogy to the role of design thinking in personal finance and artificial intelligence. A major goal of the SDCT has been to bring design thinking into the core of UT curriculum on a comprehensive scale, and provide students with an interdisciplinary education to enrich their careers. Doreen Lorenzo, associate dean for the SDCT and director for the school’s Center for Integrated Design, called upon design educators and practitioners across industries for a robust collection of work. Every article integrates the role of creativity in our lives through the lense of art, education, technology, business, and health.
Contributors shared how they embrace creativity and design thinking to develop human-centered solutions. The first issue featured work from design leaders at Fidelity Labs, New York Mayor’s Office of Operations, Boise State University, Sensly, frog design and others.