The IdeaFactory Supports Human-Centered Innovation & The Creative Spirit of Texas Christian University

We are here to meet students where they are at to create and launch socially impactful ideas through human-centered design and creative exploration.

Spring 2021 – Welcome Back!


What’s Your Idea ? 

The IdeaFactory is located on the first floor of Rees-Jones #101.  We’re the cool looking glass room with sticky notes and posters on the wall. If you can’t find us, Contact us! or ext 4913

We welcome projects at any level whether that be fully completed and in need of refinement, or simply an idea floating around in your head. Contact us to schedule. or ext 4913

COVID-19, if anything, has made us more nimble and entrepreneurial . We are now able to reach more students at more times. We still book online pitches on Fridays. Through these virtual sessions we have been able to effectively run ideation sessions and teach groups how to prototype. Don’t let your distance be a deterrent.

Simply put, the IdeaFactory serves as the campus hub for innovation and creativity for social impact. While we have many relationships with specific schools on campus, we do not turn students away or put on an intimidating front for those who may otherwise be completely new to the world of social innovation. The IdeaFactory seeks to teach students human-centered design, prototyping, ideation, and effective problem solving. The IdeaFactory, with the assistance of the FAB Lab, uses hard-skills like Adobe XD, Figma, design sprints and 3D-printing to produce hi & lo-fidelity mock-ups and presentable prototypes to help students visualize and bring their idea to life.


IdeaFactory News/Events

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 ...
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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 m...
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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 We...
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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 ...
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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, w...
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