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Our monthly Design Thinking Breakfast is a space to build community among those using design, design thinking, and related methods for social impact with some local flavor, particularly from the greater New Orleans area and the Gulf South.

  • These casual events will be moving to an online format until further notice … and breakfasts will be BYOC – ‘Bring your own coffee’.
  • The goal is to learn from each other. The format will evolve as we learn, together, what might be most valuable (and enjoyable!) to us all. Breakfasts will include both time to mingle and one or two quick activities to foster knowledge-sharing or community-building.
  • The DT breakfasts are open to all. No DT experience is required. Come with an open heart and mind and prepare to learn and share with others in the local, regional, and international DT community.
  • Please invite anyone who would enjoy both sharing with and learning from other practitioners and educators in the greater New Orleans area, the Gulf South, and connecting with other people in the local, regional and international design thinking community.

Latest Past Events

Design Thinking Breakfast with Marguerite Sheffer

Virtual Event

Join us this Wednesday, July 27, as we discuss What trauma-informed design thinking might look like?- with Marguerite Sheffer, the new Associate Director of Design Thinking for Social Impact at the Taylor Center. In this session, we will examine traditional…

Design Thinking Breakfast with Le’Kedra Robertson

MIC-AMPED 3301 Freret St, New Orleans

Register on Eventbrite: Le'Kedra Robertson, founder of the Milne Inspiration Center (MIC-AMPED), is committed to increasing opportunities and decreasing unproductive behaviors that often lead youth to crime through arts, culture, education, and social entrepreneurship. As a social entrepreneur, youth/community…

Design Thinking Breakfast with Dr. Jelagat Cheruiyot

MGIC CHEIFS' GARDEN 2608 Lasalle Street, New Orleans

Register on Eventbrite to ensure your spot!: About this event Dr. D. Jelagat Cheruiyot is a professor of practice in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Tulane University. Dr. Cheruiyot teaches a number of courses including diversity…


Past Workshops

May Design Thinking Breakfast with Glenn Fajardo

May Design Thinking Breakfast with Glenn Fajardo Friday, May 28, 2021 Glenn Fajardo led this month's Casual breakfast series to meet new folks, practice using design, design thinking, other designerly approaches to create social impact. 

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April Design Thinking Breakfast with Edson G. Cabalfin and Lesley-Ann Noel

April 2021 Design Thinking Breakfast with Edson G. Cabalfin and Lesley-Ann Noel Friday, April 30, 2021 This workshop is a casual conversation between Lesley-Ann Noel, Ph.D. and Edson Cabalfin, Ph.D. They talk about decolonizing design in and out of the…

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Woman smiling wearing a black glasses in front of a colorful wall.

March 2021 Design Thinking Breakfast with Raja Schaar, IDSA

March 2021 Design Thinking Breakfast with Raja Schaar, IDSA Friday, March 26, 2021 This workshop explores the ethics of design as it relates to climate change, disasters, and possibly even a pandemic! Participants will imagine the artifacts of design that…

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February Design Thinking Breakfast with Louie Montoya

Designing (Ourselves) for Racial Justice: Self Care February Design Thinking Breakfast with Louie Montoya Friday, February 26, 2021 Host Louie Montoya talks about self-care being a critical piece of design work. What does it mean to do equity for design?…

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Design Thinking Breakfast January 2021: De Bono’s Six Thinking Hats

De Bono's Six Thinking Hats: a brainstorming activity with Niesha Ford, Natalie Hudanick and Dr. Shaymaa Abdalal Friday, January 29, 2021 Imagine thinking with only emotion, and no logic. Or only logic and no emotion. Description: See things from someone…

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Design Thinking Breakfast w/ Marcelo Paiva: Designing for your future self

How does our own bias get  in the middle of our design decisions? We are driven by how we are brought up, the way we think, our past and current relationships, our circle of friends, how fast we move, and…

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Design Thinking Breakfast October 2020: Jacinda Walker

“Are you smarter than a fifth grader?” The October 23, 2020 design thinking breakfast featured Jacinda Walker of designExplorr. She challenged adults to think about designing for a user with similar tools she uses for introducing design thinking to students.…

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September 2020 Design Thinking Breakfast with Johnny Saye

September 25, 2020

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