Faculty Profile

Cassini Nazir

Title
Assistant Professor
Department
Design
College
College of Visual Arts and Design

    

Education

MFA, The University of Texas at Dallas, 2011.
Major: Arts and Technology
Degree Specialization: Interaction design
BA, The University of Texas at Dallas, 2003.
Major: Literature
Degree Specialization: Significant coursework reading and translating ancient Greek
BA, The University of Texas at Dallas, 2002.
Major: Economics and Finance

Current Scheduled Teaching*

ADES 2518.501, Design Prototyping and User Testing, Spring 2023
ADES 5440.501, Interaction Design Makerlab 1, Spring 2023
ADES 5410.501, Foundations & Frameworks of Interaction Design, Fall 2022 Syllabus
ADES 3503.501, Planning and Developing Interactive Systems, Fall 2022 Syllabus

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

SPDA 4980.531, Experimental Course, Spring 2022 Syllabus SPOT
ADES 5430.501, Human Centered Interaction Design 2, Spring 2022 Syllabus SPOT
SPDA 4020.531, Connections V: Global Design, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
SPDA 4021.531, Connections V: Global Design Lab, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
SPDA 3350.521, Creative Design, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
SPDA 4300.531, Design Thinking within Organizations, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
SPDA 3300.501, Project Design Thinking, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
INSD 5910.001, Special Problems, Summer 10W 2021
SPDA 4980.511, Experimental Course, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
ADES 5430.501, Human Centered Interaction Design 2, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
SPDA 2980.501, Experimental Course, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
SPDA 2980.503, Experimental Course, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Book Chapter
Garcia-Topete, A., Lilly, C., Nazir, C., Malina, R. F. (2021). ArtSciLab: Experimental Publishing & Knowledge Production in Collaborative Transdisciplinary Practices. Routledge Handbook of Art, Science, and Technology Studies. (1st Edition), . Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/Routledge-Handbook-of-Art-Science-and-Technology-Studies/Rogers-Halpern-Hannah-Ridder-Vignone/p/book/9781138347304
Nazir, C. (2020). Prototyping Experiences for Mobile Audiences. Foundations of Digital Art and Design with Adobe Creative Cloud, 2nd Edition. (2nd Edition), . New Riders/Pearson. https://www.pearson.com/us/higher-education/program/burrough-Foundations-of-Digital-Art-and-Design-with-Adobe-Creative-Cloud-2nd-Edition/PGM2587132.html?tab=order
Nazir, C. (2019). Design I and Patterns in Currency. Teaching Graphic Design History. Allworth. https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Teaching-Graphic-Design-History/Steven-Heller/9781621536840
Conference Proceeding
Nazir, C. (2018). A Service-Design Approach to Learning. 1425-1435. London: 21st DMI: Academic Design Management Conference: Next Wave. https://www.dmi.org/page/ADMC2018Proceedings
Nazir, C. (2018). An Emerging Role for Design Methods in Transdisciplinary Practices. Proceedings of the 24th International Symposium on Electronic Art. https://www.academia.edu/39545141/An_emerging_role_for_design_methods_in_transdisciplinary_practice
Magazine/Trade Publication
Nazir, C. (2021). Athenaeum Review · Issue 5 · Winter 2021. The Athenaeum Review. (5), . https://athenaeumreview.org
Nazir, C. (2020). Athenaeum Review · Issue 3 · Fall/Winter 2020. The Athenaeum Review. (3), . https://athenaeumreview.org
Nazir, C. (2020). Athenaeum Review · Issue 4 · Summer 2020. The Athenaeum Review. (4), . https://athenaeumreview.org
Webpage
Nazir, C. (2021). Designing Curiosity: Ways of Unknowing. http://unknowing.design
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Overall
Summative Rating
Challenge and
Engagement Index
Response Rate

out of 5

out of 7
%
of
students responded
  • Overall Summative Rating (median):
    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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