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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 »

3rd Annual Social Impact Design Challenge

What are you passionate about or how do you incorporate it into your life?  Well, TCU IdeaFactory gives every student an opportunity to pursue their passions of service in the community.  The 3rd annual Social Impact Design Challenge was a great success with remarkable student teams. Entrants were encouraged to demonstrate that an activity is… Read more »

Bringing Life Design to TCU

“What do you want to do when you graduate?” This is the most pressing question for most college students. Despite spending years preparing to get into college, many students find themselves a little lost when it comes to planning what they want to do both in and out of college. Enter design thinking. Design thinking… Read more »