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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

First Social Innovation Conversation of Fall 2020: ISIRC Recap by Taylor Scholars

At the Taylor Center’s first Social Innovation Conversation of Fall 2020, our speakers gave a recap for individual presentations at ISIRC 2020 in the “DT & Beyond”, “Hybrid Enterprises”, and “Theoretical & Methodological Futures” conference streams. Over thirty participants in the…

Design Thinking Breakfast with Johnny Saye

Written by Niesha Ford  “Ooo baby, here I am, sign, sealed, delivered, I’m yours” Stevie Wonder sang as the first design thinking breakfast was getting started.  In this time during COVID-19, connecting with people virtually has never been more important. The first…

Taylor Team presents at ISIRC 2020

This September, Taylor Center team members gathered around their computers to participate in the first-ever virtual International Social Innovation Research Conference 2020 (ISIRC). ISIRC is an annual conference for scholars from around the world to share their research on, in and about social…

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
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