We Cultivate Creative Thinkers and Doers for the Future
The Hines College’s ID program is committed to inspiring and forming students through a systematic learning process. Generative and discovery-oriented learning is supported by the following pillars:
Increasingly blurred boundaries among disciplines and industries demand ID students possess a broad base of knowledge and skills for dealing with complex problems. The structurally integrated curriculum focuses on making connections among skills, methods, concepts, and experimentations so students are motivated and equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to approach novel and multifaceted issues.
Small class settings allow our award-winning faculty members to engage with students on a one-on-one basis or in smaller groups. Energetic and meaningful faculty-student interaction helps our students develop deeper processing, understanding, oral communication, self-management, and leadership skills. Students graduate from the program with more self-esteem, responsibility, and understanding of diverse perspectives.
Our students enjoy and benefit more from a project-orientated learning model. The pragmatic problem-finding, analyzing, and solving process is particularly effective in training students to develop their unique skill sets. Our alumni have reported this as being a valuable asset in their careers. Our quality of learning is further enhanced by professional-led workshops and robust industry-sponsored programs.
The ID program offers opportunities in competitive research areas, including healthcare/medical design, sustainable and social design, user experience design, service design, design strategy and management, and design entrepreneurship. Many recognized companies and non-profits have partnered with the ID program, including: