First Class: Team Formation and Client Meeting

   “By combining interested people and the design process we can not only solve authentic problems but also share these skills with others.” With this quote from Dr. Matthew Wettergreen the first session of City Wide Design was off and running. On Thursday community participants, clients, and instructors met officially for the first time at TMCx, an innovation space in …

Houston Loves Design: Meet and greet before the class starts

This past Monday Houston Design Thinking Workshop kicked off with an informal meet and greet at Station Houston.  The happy hour started with an introduction about the 6-week long design course by instructors Dr. Hesam Panahi and Dr. Matthew Wettergreen followed by personal introductions from attendees. A wide range of ages and backgrounds were represented—from university students to lawyers to …

What is Design?

What is design? Design is a noun, a verb, and a process. In practice, design is a broad category of problem solving methods. Many fields use a design process: engineers, architects, product designers, fashion, developers, and more. The design process looks different to different people. Below is the design process for engineers used at Rice University. Outside of these specialized …