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THE PHYLLIS M. TAYLOR CENTER

for Social Innovation and Design Thinking

THE TAYLOR CENTER cultivates a diverse learning community of Changemakers who use their skills, humility, expertise, gifts, and power to affirm the humanity of all people in the pursuit of a more just, sustainable, and equitable society.

Our programs are grounded in the teaching, research, and practices of design thinking, social entrepreneurship, and social innovation.

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New Taylor Provocation Paper Available

Announcing the newest Taylor Provocation paper: A Theory of Change-Making: An Ecosystem Approach Dear educators, administrators, students, and community members interested in changemaking on your nearest campus, read our newest “Taylor provocations” paper. The team of authors are: Maille Faughnan,…

Taylor Center Announces Design Thinking Conference for Summer 2020

What does a world of many centers look like? How might we get there? The Phyllis M. Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking (Taylor) at Tulane University  together with the The Pluriversal Design Special Interest Group of the Design…

Taylor Hosts Xavier University Design Thinking Retreat

On Saturday, January 25 , Taylor’s Warehouse District location was buzzing with activity: “I Want It That Way” by the Backstreet Boys was blaring in the background and students belted out the lyrics, fully immersed in their design work. Most…

For Undergraduate Students

Taylor offers many opportunities to undergraduate students interested in changemaking. Programming includes funding, coursework, extra-curricular activities, and employment.

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For Graduate Students

Taylor offers opportunities to graduate students from any discipline and department to learn changemaking skills to bring to their academic experience and future career.

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For Faculty and Staff

Taylor supports faculty and staff members interested in bringing design thinking approaches and social innovation work into their research, scholarship, classrooms, and workplaces.

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For Gulf South Community Members

Taylor offers opportunities to members of the Gulf Coast community and beyond interested in Design Thinking and Social Innovation knowledge, events, and partnerships.

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FAST 48 XII: A Bootcamp in Design Thinking for Social Impact

Taylor 7001 Freret Street Tulane University, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library 4th Floor , New Orleans

The FAST 48 weekend bootcamp that teaches the basics of human-centered design for social impact. Learn via short cycles of individual and group practice, including direct work in the community. The FAST 48 serves graduate students, staff, faculty, educators, and…

$60 – $120

Silent Scholars’ Writing Retreat

Taylor Warehouse 612 Andrew Higgins Blvd., Suite 4005, New Orleans

The Silent Scholars' Writing Retreat brings together faculty, scholars, staff/administrators, graduate students, and community partners with social innovation-themed writing projects. Doors open at 9am and writing blocks start at 9:30am. Coffee & tea and snacks throughout the day will be provided. Participants bring their own lunch.…

March Design Thinking Breakfast

Taylor Warehouse 612 Andrew Higgins Blvd., Suite 4005, New Orleans

The Taylor Center's monthly breakfast, “Design Thinking the New Orleans Way,” is a place to meet others who not only are using and teaching design thinking, human-centered design, design research, and otherly-named design approaches to creating societal impact, but who…

Silent Scholars’ Writing Retreat

Taylor Warehouse 612 Andrew Higgins Blvd., Suite 4005, New Orleans

The Silent Scholars' Writing Retreat brings together faculty, scholars, staff/administrators, graduate students, and community partners with social innovation-themed writing projects. Doors open at 9am and writing blocks start at 9:30am. Coffee & tea and snacks throughout the day will be provided. Participants bring their own lunch.…

April Design Thinking Breakfast

Taylor Warehouse 612 Andrew Higgins Blvd., Suite 4005, New Orleans

The Taylor Center's monthly breakfast, “Design Thinking the New Orleans Way,” is a place to meet others who not only are using and teaching design thinking, human-centered design, design research, and otherly-named design approaches to creating societal impact, but who…

Silent Scholars’ Writing Retreat

Taylor Warehouse 612 Andrew Higgins Blvd., Suite 4005, New Orleans

The Silent Scholars' Writing Retreat brings together faculty, scholars, staff/administrators, graduate students, and community partners with social innovation-themed writing projects. Doors open at 9am and writing blocks start at 9:30am. Coffee & tea and snacks throughout the day will be provided. Participants bring their own lunch.…

PIVOT Conference 2020

Taylor Design Thinking Space 7001 Freret St - Howard Tilton Memorial Library (4th Floor), New Orleans

Pivot 2020: Designing a world of many centers— What does a world of many centers look like? How might we get there? The Phyllis M. Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking (Taylor) at Tulane University  together with the…

PIVOT Conference 2020

Taylor Design Thinking Space 7001 Freret St - Howard Tilton Memorial Library (4th Floor), New Orleans

Pivot 2020: Designing a world of many centers— What does a world of many centers look like? How might we get there? The Phyllis M. Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking (Taylor) at Tulane University  together with the…

PIVOT Conference 2020

Taylor Design Thinking Space 7001 Freret St - Howard Tilton Memorial Library (4th Floor), New Orleans

Pivot 2020: Designing a world of many centers— What does a world of many centers look like? How might we get there? The Phyllis M. Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking (Taylor) at Tulane University  together with the…

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