Faculty Profile

Keith Owens

Keith Owens

Title
Professor
Department
Design
College
College of Visual Arts and Design

    

Education

MFA, West Texas State University, 1989.
Major: Sculpture (with highest honors)
Degree Specialization: Sculpture/Drawing
BFA, Texas Tech University, 1982.
Major: Communication Design (with honors)
Degree Specialization: Communication Design

Current Scheduled Teaching*

ADES 4518.501, Cause Based User Experience Design, Fall 2021 Syllabus
ADES 5450.601, Data and Information Visualization and Design, Fall 2021 Syllabus
ADES 5410.501, Foundations & Frameworks of Interaction Design, Fall 2021 Syllabus
ADES 3503.501, Planning and Developing Interactive Systems, Fall 2021 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*

ADES 2523.001, Digital Patterns and Systems, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
ADES 1543.501, Foundations of User Centered Design, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
ADES 3548.001, Topics In User Experience Design, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
ADES 4518.501, Cause Based User Experience Design, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
ADES 5460.501, Interaction Design Inception to Pitch Capstone Project, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
ADES 3503.501, Planning and Developing Interactive Systems, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
ADES 5440.501, Interaction Design Makerlab 1, Spring 2020 Syllabus
ADES 3548.001, Topics In User Experience Design, Spring 2020 Syllabus
ADES 5460.501, Interaction Design Inception to Pitch Capstone Project, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
ADES 3503.501, Planning and Developing Interactive Systems, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
ADES 2513.501, TYPE SYSTEMS, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
ADES 5440.501, Designing Screen Based Interactions, Spring 2019 SPOT
ADES 5420.501, Human Centered Interaction Design 1, Fall 2018 SPOT
ADES 3510.501, Interaction Design I, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
ADES 1510.501, Typography I, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
ADES 5440.501, Designing Screen Based Interactions, Spring 2018 SPOT
ADES 5430.501, Human Centered Interaction Design 2, Spring 2018 SPOT
ADES 2510.502, Typography II, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
ADES 4515.501, Cause Based Design, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
ADES 4515.502, Cause Based Design, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
ADES 5420.501, Human Centered Interaction Design 1, Fall 2017 SPOT
ART 4570.501, Interdisciplinary Topics in Art, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
ADES 4541.502, Portfolio Development, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
ADES 4515.501, Cause Based Design, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
ADES 4515.502, Cause Based Design, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
ADES 1510.503, Typography I, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
ART 4570.501, Interdisciplinary Topics in Art, Spring 2016 Syllabus
ART 5900.736, Special Problems, Spring 2016
ADES 5536.091, The Role of Higher Education in Design & Society, Spring 2016 SPOT
ADES 4540.502, Communication Design Studio, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
ADES 2515.504, Image Making and Color Theory, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
ART 5900.736, Special Problems, Fall 2015
ADES 1510.501, Typography I, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
ADES 5525.091, Applied Research III, Spring 2015
ADES 5526.091, Collaborative Design Studio, Spring 2015
ADES 5534.091, Design Pedagogy, Spring 2015
ADES 5523.091, Applied Research II, Fall 2014
ADES 4540.501, Communication Design Studio, Fall 2014 Syllabus
ADES 5520.091, Design Research Methods, Fall 2014
ADES 2515.504, Image Making and Color Theory, Fall 2014 Syllabus
ADES 5525.091, Applied Research III, Spring 2014
ADES 5526.091, Collaborative Design Studio, Spring 2014
ADES 4525.001, Graphic Design Final Portfolio, Spring 2014 Syllabus
ADES 5523.092, Applied Research II, Fall 2013
ADES 5530.091, Design Research Theory, Fall 2013
ADES 2510.502, Typography, Fall 2013 Syllabus
ADES 5525.091, Applied Research III, Spring 2013
ADES 5526.091, Collaborative Design Studio, Spring 2013
ADES 4525.001, Graphic Design Final Portfolio, Spring 2013 Syllabus
ADES 5523.091, Applied Research II, Fall 2012
ADES 5530.091, Design Research Theory, Fall 2012
ADES 5526.091, Collaborative Design Studio, Spring 2012
ADES 5545.091, Communication Design Lecture Topics, Spring 2012
ADES 5540.091, Communication Design Studio, Fall 2011
ADES 5520.091, Design Research Methods, Fall 2011
ART 4450.736, Professional Internship, Summer 3W1 2011
ADES 5526.091, Collaborative Design Studio, Spring 2011
ART 5900.736, Special Problems, Spring 2011
ADES 5536.091, University Citizenship and Tenure in Design, Spring 2011
ADES 5510.090, Processes and Methodology for Innovation, Fall 2010
ART 4450.736, Professional Internship, Fall 2010
ADES 2520.501, Graphic Design I, Spring 2010 Syllabus
ADES 2520.502, Graphic Design I, Spring 2010 Syllabus
ADES 5536.001, University Citizenship and Tenure in Design, Spring 2010
ART 4091.503, Communication Design: Advanced Graphic Design, Fall 2009 Syllabus
ADES 5534.001, Design Pedagogy, Fall 2009
ART 4450.736, Professional Internship, Fall 2009
ART 4450.736, Professional Internship, Summer 5W1 2009
ART 2084.504, Communication Design: Graphic Design, Spring 2009
ART 4082.503, Communication Design: Publication Design, Spring 2009
ART 5930.736, Research Problems in Lieu of Thesis, Spring 2009
ART 5900.736, Special Problems, Spring 2009
ADES 1510.502, Typography I, Spring 2009
ART 4091.502, Communication Design: Advanced Graphic Design, Fall 2008
ART 2080.504, Communication Design: Typography, Fall 2008
ART 5920.736, Research Problems in Lieu of Thesis, Fall 2008
ART 4807.501, Communication Design Studio, Summer 5W1 2008
ART 2082.504, Communication Design: Color Theory, Rendering and Production Techniques for Advertising, Spring 2008
ART 2084.504, Communication Design: Graphic Design, Spring 2008
ART 4082.501, Communication Design: Publication Design, Spring 2008
ART 5900.736, Special Problems, Spring 2008
ART 4091.502, Communication Design: Advanced Graphic Design, Fall 2007
ART 3082.501, Communication Design: Three dimensional Graphic Design, Fall 2007
ART 2080.502, Communication Design: Typography, Fall 2007
ART 5900.736, Special Problems, Fall 2007
ART 4807.502, Communication Design Studio, Summer 3W1 2007
ART 5807.501, Communication Design Studio, Spring 2007
ART 2084.504, Communication Design: Graphic Design, Spring 2007
ART 4082.502, Communication Design: Publication Design, Spring 2007
ART 5930.736, Research Problems in Lieu of Thesis, Spring 2007
ART 5900.736, Special Problems, Spring 2007
ART 5807.501, Communication Design Studio, Fall 2006
ART 4091.502, Communication Design: Advanced Graphic Design, Fall 2006
ART 2080.502, Communication Design: Typography, Fall 2006
ART 5920.736, Research Problems in Lieu of Thesis, Fall 2006
ART 4807.502, Communication Design Studio, Summer 3W1 2006
ART 2082.501, Communication Design: Color Theory, Rendering and Production Techniques for Advertising, Spring 2006
ART 2084.504, Communication Design: Graphic Design, Spring 2006
ART 4450.736, Professional Internship, Spring 2006
ART 5930.736, Research Problems in Lieu of Thesis, Spring 2006
ART 5900.736, Special Problems, Spring 2006
ART 3082.501, Communication Design: Three dimensional Graphic Design, Fall 2005
ART 2080.501, Communication Design: Typography, Fall 2005
ART 5920.736, Research Problems in Lieu of Thesis, Fall 2005
ART 4807.736, Communication Design Studio, Summer 3W1 2005
ART 5900.736, Special Problems, Summer 3W1 2005
ART 5807.503, Communication Design Studio, Spring 2005
ART 2084.503, Communication Design: Graphic Design, Spring 2005
ART 3082.503, Communication Design: Three dimensional Graphic Design, Spring 2005
ART 4450.736, Professional Internship, Spring 2005
ART 5930.736, Research Problems in Lieu of Thesis, Spring 2005
ART 2082.501, Communication Design: Color Theory, Rendering and Production Techniques for Advertising, Fall 2004
ART 2080.502, Communication Design: Typography, Fall 2004
ART 2080.504, Communication Design: Typography, Fall 2004
ART 5920.736, Research Problems in Lieu of Thesis, Fall 2004

* 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

Abstracts and Proceedings
Owens, K., Gibson, M. (2019). Working from the outside in: Using "the big three" investigative phenomena to situate and frame research endeavors informed by design.. 1, 20-28. New York, NY: American Institute of Graphic Design (AIGA). https://www.fulcrum.org/concern/monographs/q811km32f
Owens, K. (2008). The Visual Turn: An Educational Response.
Owens, K. (2007). Turning Toward the Aesthetic, Turning Away From Responsibility.
Owens, K. (2006). Reflecting on Values: Understanding Conflicts, Formulating Responses.
Owens, K. (2005). Intellectualism Versus Morality: Bridging the Divide.
Owens, K. (2004). Bad Things Done: Aesthetics and Immunity, Ethics and Duty.
Book Chapter
Owens, K., Resnick, E. (2015). ‘The Historic West End: Interdisciplinary Research, Imaginative Revitalization.’. Developing Citizen Designers. (First), 166-170. New York: Bloomsbury Academic.
Owens, K., Gibson, M. R. (2014). MAKING MEANING HAPPEN BETWEEN ‘US’ AND ‘THEM’ Strategies for bridging gaps in understanding between researchers who possess design knowledge and those working in disciplines outside design. The Routeledge Companion to Design Research. 386-399. https://www.routledge.com/The-Routledge-Companion-to-Design-Research/Rodgers-Yee/p/book/9781138310247
Conference Proceeding
Owens, K. (2010). Ethical Education: Transforming a Maximum Into a New Minimum Response_Ability AIGA National Educators Conference.
Owens, K. (2008). From Power to Empowerment: Critical Literacy in Visual Culture.
Journal Article
Owens, K., Gibson, M. R. (2017). It’s Time to Stir the Pot…. Dialectic. 1(1), 7-8. Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Publishing. https://quod.lib.umich.edu/d/dialectic/14932326.0001.101?view=text;rgn=main
Owens, K. (2011). Slicing Deeply: A Review of Tony Fry's Design as Politics Design Philosophy Papers No. 2 (2011)Design Philosophy Papers Related Links: http://www.desphilosophy.com/dpp/dpp_journal/paper4/dpp_paper4.html http://www.desphilosophy.com/dpp/home.html http://www.desphilosophy.com/dpp/dpp_journal/paper4/dpp_paper4.html.
Owens, K. (2010). Balancing Market and Civil Society: A New Practice Model for Design Design Principles and Practices: An International Journal Volume 4. No. 4, pp. 167-179.
Owens, K. (2009). Design and Art: The Aesthetic Turn Journal of Visual Literacy, Volume 27, Issue 2, 2009, pp. 139-154..
Owens, K. (2009). Reconsidering: The Market, Politics, Civil Society and Design's Distress Design Principles & Practices: An International Journal Volume 3, Issue 2, 2009, pp. 303-313..
Owens, K. (2008). Helping Farmers Grow: Design and Social Change in Haiti.
Owens, K. (2007). A Response to 'What is Sustainable Graphic Design?' by Eric Benson.
Owens, K. (2007). Classroom Critiques: Transforming Conformity Into Creativity.
Owens, K. (2006). Creating Responsible Designers: Recognizing and Responding to Professional Immunity Claims.
Owens, K. (2006). Design, Technology and Ethics: Visiting With Kockelkoren and Taylor.
Owens, K. (2006). Mixed Messages: Communication Design, Overt and Latent Narratives.
Owens, K. (2005). Design's Thin Line: The Discipline's Failure to Reconcile Aesthetics with Ethics.
Magazine/Trade Publication
Owens, K. (2014). Architecture: Profession, Playground or Launchpad.. Columns Magazine (AIA Dallas Chapter Publication). 30(14), 22-23. Dallas, TX: (AIA Dallas Chapter Publication).
Owens, K. (2013). The Democratization of Design: If We’re All Now Designers, What of Design?. Other. Columns Magazine (AIA Dallas Chapter Publication). 30(11), . Dallas, TX: (AIA Dallas Chapter Publication).
Managing Editor
Owens, K., Gibson, M. (2017). Managing Editor. Dialectic. Dialectic. All of them(All of them), All of them. Ann Arbor, Michigan and New York, NY: University of Michigan Publishing AND the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) Design Educators' Community (DEC). https://quod.lib.umich.edu/d/dialectic/
Other
Gibson, M. R., Owens, K. (2017). Co-founder, Producer and Co-editor of this scholarly journal re: design education. Other. Dialectic. ALL OF THEM(ALL OF THEM), ALL OF THEM. Ann Arbor, Michigan and New York, New York: University of Michigan Publishing AND the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) Design Educators’ Community (DEC). https://quod.lib.umich.edu/d/dialectic/

Awarded Grants

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Contract
Gibson, M. R. (Principal), Owens, K. (Principal), "Producer and Co-Primary Editor," Sponsored by The American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) Design Educators’ Community (DEC), Other, $61100 Funded. (October 15, 2016January 16, 2020).
Carlson, C. C. (Co-Principal), Gibson, M. R. (Co-Principal), Owens, K. (Co-Principal), "Develop and design a website to promote UNT CVAD’s new MA program in Interaction Design," Sponsored by UNT’s New College in Frisco and UNT CVAD, University of North Texas, $34600 Funded. (June 11, 2017August 31, 2017).
Grant - Teaching
Hyland, P. (Principal), Gibson, M. R. (Supporting), Owens, K. M. (Supporting), "The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation," Sponsored by Neiman Marcus, Local, $75000 Funded. (20182021).
Hyland, P. (Principal), Gibson, M. R. (Supporting), Owens, K. M. (Supporting), "M.R. and Evelyn Hudson Foundation Grant," Sponsored by M.R. and Evelyn Hudson Foundation, Private, $25000 Funded. (20182018).
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Overall
Summative Rating
Challenge and
Engagement Index
Response Rate

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out of 7
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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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