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1968
Year of Department Establishment
3000+
Design Alumni
18:1
Student to Instructor Ratio

Design is all around us, but how designers think through their work is often a mystery. Understanding that process can fuel our own curiosity and creativity. Adam Fromme hosts the Thinking through Design podcast as a series of in-depth discussions to reveal the designer's mindset and realize its value.

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Episode 10 of Thinking through Design is now available. The Thinking through Design podcast features host Adam Fromme as he explores what it means to have a designer’s mindset.

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