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The Phyllis M. Taylor Center

for Social Innovation and Design Thinking

The Taylor Center cultivates a diverse network of changemakers who are working and learning together to create a more just and equitable society.

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

Taylor Center News

Taylor Center Releases New Monograph: A Map of the Landscape of Social Innovation Theories

If you are curious to learn more about the field of ‘social innovation’ and make sense of divergent perspectives, arguments, paradigms, and language surrounding this theme, the Taylor Provocation #3 should be on your summer reading list.  I definitely wish…

Reflecting on a Year as a Remote Design Thinking Graduate Assistant

The academic year 2020 - 2021 was an interesting challenge and experiment in working and building community remotely. The Taylor Center's 2020-2021 Graduate Assistants in Design Thinking for Social Impact learned many pros and cons of working remotely and running…

Art Museums and Social Change with Megan Flattley

Hello again! Megan Flattley, 2020-2021 Taylor Center Research and Scholarship Graduate Assistant and art historian here, in my previous blog posts I introduced my own research on art and social change, as well as the possible intersections between Social Innovation…

For Undergraduate Students

Taylor offers many opportunities to undergraduate students interested in changemaking, including funding, coursework, programming, and employment.

Taylor for Undergraduate Students

For Graduate Students

Taylor provides graduate students from any discipline and department funding and programming to learn changemaking skills to bring to their academic experience and future career.

Taylor for Graduate Students

For Faculty and Staff

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

Taylor for Faculty and Staff

For Community Members

Taylor offers opportunities to members of the Gulf Coast community and beyond interested in social innovation and design thinking training, events, and partnerships.

Taylor for Community Members

June Design Thinking Breakfast with Christina Harrington

Virtual Event

Casual breakfast series to meet new folks, practice using design, design thinking, other designerly approaches to create social impact. Register on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/june-design-thinking-breakfast-with-christina-harrington-tickets-155966890167. While she may be an engineer by trade, Dr. Christina Harrington identifies herself as a designer. She…

Free

July Design Thinking Breakfast with Lee Kim

Virtual Event

Casual breakfast series to meet new folks, practice using design, design thinking, other designerly approaches to create social impact. Register on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/july-design-thinking-breakfast-with-lee-kim-tickets-153039335773 View materials after the workshop here: https://taylor.tulane.edu/design-thinking/breakfasts/lee-kim/. Lee Kim is a designer thinker, an engineer, a poet…

Free

August Design Thinking Breakfast with Woodrow W. Winchester, III, PhD, CPEM

Virtual Event

Casual breakfast series to meet new folks, practice using design, design thinking, other designerly approaches to create social impact. Register on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/august-design-thinking-breakfast-with-woodrow-w-winchester-iii-phd-cpem-tickets-155971439775. View materials after the workshop here: https://taylor.tulane.edu/design-thinking/breakfasts/woodrow-winchester. Woodrow W. Winchester, III, PhD, CPEM is the Director of…

Free
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