Design Thinking Gumbo: Using Critical Utopia in Research
Design Thinking (DT) Gumbo is a series of one-hour workshops on a variety of methods that can be used in design research.
- Each workshop will introduce a method, share examples of its use in other settings, and include space for participants to practice the method together.
- Think of these methods as ingredients to make your design thinking work much more rich and flavorful. Try out the different ingredients and see which ones appeal the most to your palate.
- This semester all of our method workshops will focus on understanding people’s experience of the coronavirus pandemic.
- DT Gumbo is a project of the design thinking program of the Phyllis M. Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking at Tulane University.
- All workshops are co-facilitated by Dr. Lesley-Ann Noel and a Taylor Center Design Thinking Graduate Assistant.
Shaymaa Abdalal, MBBS, MHTM is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, working in population-based research focus on border malaria in an elimination setting.
- Her dissertation research looks at the relationship of malaria and migrant, and border land residents in The Saudi Yemeni Border.
- She Joined the Tulane CEA (Community Engagement Advocate) program this May at Tulane facilitating dialogue around equity, race, and Social Justice.
- This summer she was leading a team of four Tulane Graduate students in the Pass Dat Joy project delivering a family art tool kit and wellness material to families under the supervision of Dr. Lesley-Ann Noel.
- She founded a children’s creativity center in Jeddah Saudi Arabia with her partner. That center provides creative space and process art to promote balanced children growth. She was able to move the business virtually with COVID-19 pandemic. She has received multiple awards and a full scholarship from the ministry of education at Saudi Arabia for a masters and Ph.D. in tropical medicine.