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Welcome Idea Factory’s Newest Executive Designer in Residence

A warm welcome to Idea Factory’s newest Executive Designer in Residence Jesse Herrera. The Founder and Executive Director of CoAct implements design thinking skills to attempt to tackle some of our world’s most crucial social issues. Mr. Herrera’s degree in architecture from the University of Texas, Arlington and his expertise in human centered design allows… Read more »

Idea Factory Workshop Series

This semester Idea Factory has begun offering workshops to spread Human Centered Design  and Life Design awareness around TCU’s campus. The most popular of these workshops has been Design Your Horned Frog Experience, a one and a half hour student-led life design experience geared towards first-years and transfer students. This workshop uses human centered design… Read more »

Idea Factory Workshop Series

All first-year and transfer students are welcome! Join the Idea Factory’s team in the Idea Lab in Rees-Jones Hall #101 for a dynamic and insightful workshop.  Come learn about Human-Centered Design and how to apply it to your college experience. The workshop is 90 minutes. Choose a time to participate below. Click Here to reserve your… Read more »

IdeaFactory Welcomes Students Back to Campus

IdeaFactory is happy to welcome back TCU students, faculty and staff to campus this Fall 2021. This semester, we are excited to launch the Human Centered Design Academy, which are workshops for students (and faculty/staff). Want to know about human centered design? Check out our HCD 101 workshops offered at least once a month. In… Read more »

Jan Ballard at Big Design Conference

TCU Idea Factory Fellow  Jan Ballard, from the College of Fine Arts,  will be presenting at the Big Design Conference this year.  Big Design is a non-profit organization that provides education, professional development and community service opportunities to design professionals and students.  Please visit for more information.

Bruce Nelson of Sabre Joins the IdeaFactory

Bruce Nelson joins the TCU IdeaFactory as the first Executive Designer-in-Residence. This position has been crafted to infuse human-centered design methods along with innovation and ideation leadership into TCU Students. During Mr. Nelson’s residence, he will participate in public programs, IdeaFactory courses, and various trainings. Mr. Nelson will also engage with our campus culture, explore… Read more »

Internship Opportunity with a Start-Up Company

For all students! Anyone interested in an internship this semester, please see the attached flyer for more details: EISP Internship Flyer Fall 2020 Web application:  

Nick Bontrager an IdeaFactory Fellow Reaching the Community

Art professor uses 3D printers to make PPE for healthcare workers  Associate Professor Nick Bontrager is making personal protective equipment in the form of plastic face shields for medical professionals. School of Art professor uses 3D printers to make PPE for health care workers

Introducing a new Fall elective – Human Centered Design

Human Centered Design Course Flyer – 3 credits As human centered design and design thinking become more and more important in the marketplace, we at IdeaFactory feel that it is a great opportunity for any TCU student to learn the framework. So this Fall, Dr. Stacy Grau will offer a three credit course, IDEA 30153:… Read more »

New Virtual Space

Pitch Your Passion – Virtually ! Every Friday at 2:30pm you are welcome to the virtual Idea Lab to pitch your idea for immediate feedback.  Our Peer Innovation Coaches alongside other fellow entrepreneurs will be present to hear your idea. This is a great opportunity to practice and prepare for various seed funding opportunities. ANY… Read more »