Center for Applied Design Thinking - The University of Tulsa
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Center for Applied Design Thinking

What is the Center for Applied Design Thinking?

It’s a centralized organization for Design Thinking education, networks, and opportunities for students at the University of Tulsa.

What Do We Do?

Solve systemic problems in our community and improve lives through design. Our work will have local impact and global recognition.

The TU Center for Applied Design Thinking Includes:

  • Design Thinking Classes
  • Proposed Minor in Applied Design Thinking
  • Design-Thinking Focused Student Organizations
  • Campus-wide STEM Education/Prototyping Space in Chapman Hall
  • Partnership with Fab Lab Tulsa
  • Advisory Board

Minor in Applied Design Thinking

This minor will allow students to learn and practice the human-centered design thinking process in hands-on, project-based courses, that work with real users, often from our community. Students will learn to analyze and articulate human needs, learn creative problem-solving techniques, and learn to create visual or functional prototypes of their solutions. Design thinking is a discipline that enhances any field of study by teaching students to explore experiential learning and to apply what they learn as scholars to help others.

Want more info?

If you are interested in learning more about the center or the new minor, or you just want to get involved, please contact Marie Moran at or 918-631-2520.