Design is a pervasive term that envelops almost every aspect of contemporary culture from town planning and landscaping, to familiar products and web or software interfaces. It has been said that "design is [a way of] making sense of things" and this may ultimately be the best way to define such an all-encompassing practice. Designers studying in this program are taught to observe and respond to the cultural, socio/economic, material, political, geographic and temporal environment. These are the thoughtful, ethical designers of the future, who will imbue our environments with depth, texture and meaning.
What distinguishes Design at UT?
Read about our Design Values (PDF)