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Social Innovation Conversation Series: Can design thinking solve our really big social problems?

11.09.2016 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us for a panel discussion featuring Liz Ogbu, Taylor’s Expert-in-residence, to explore this topic, share our experiences, and discuss hopeful directions to guide the use of design thinking to tackle wicked social problems. Design thinking offers a useful set of tools and lenses for creatively addressing many problems we face in our neighborhoods, organizations, and workplaces. Increasingly design thinking is used to improve government and private sector service delivery and to address persistent social issues of poverty, disease, poor sanitation, and financial exclusion in communities throughout the world.

How might “design thinking” really work to address big, messy,, ambiguous  social, political, and ecological challenges we face, like the problems of making democracy work for all? Of addressing and adapting to climate change? We ask: How and when can design-thinking mindsets and methods be useful?  When might they not be useful? What (and who) else is needed?

The format will be short presentations by our panelists and facilitated discussion with the audience. Join the conversation!

RSVP to Laura Murphy, lmurphy2@tulane.edu or Josh Schoop (jschoop@tulane.edu)


12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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