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03.16.2018 | 6:00 pm - 03.18.2018 | 6:00 pm


03.16.2018 | 6:00 pm - 03.18.2018 | 6:00 pm

The FAST 48 is an immersive boot camp to cultivate mindsets and practical skills in human-centered design (HCD). It’s designed for graduate students and professionals— you might be scientists, educators, artists, business owners, university staff, or faculty. Over a fast-paced 48 hours from Friday 6 PM to Sunday 6 PM, learn the mindsets and practical methods of human-centered design for social impact. This is basically a 3-day mini-course (not-for credit), not a conference! Coaches guide teams through the design cycle. The lead instructors are Máille Faughnan, Laura Murphy, and Jordan Stewart with a team of coaches from the Taylor team and our growing local design-thinking community.

We are excited to partner again with PlayBuild New Orleans, “on a mission to transform under-utilized urban spaces into exciting kid-friendly environments for play and learning”.

Take the Fast 48 to

  • Enrich your Changemaker toolkit!
  • Boost your resume with skills recognized by non-profit aid agencies, private sector, foundations and governments!
  • Learn rewarding skills of creative, collaborative, user-centered problem-solving.

Join a network of people with common interests in applying creative, imaginative, iterative design approaches to generate fresh and relevant solutions to real problems, here and around the world, in education, health, environment, urban design, security and more.

To sign up, send an email to Laura Murphy at lmurphy2@tulane.edu with the following information in the body of the email: your name, background, where you are from in the world; your academic degree program or organization and position, and cellphone number. Please share your reasons for seeking to join the Fast 48 and any previous exposure to human-centered design. Include alternate email addresses and cellphone contacts.

You will then receive to an Eventbrite link to pay the non-refundable fee of $60 (up to 2 weeks before the event). The fee rises to $75 (last 2 weeks). This is an amazing deal, as the fee covers food, drinks, supplies, materials and coaching for the whole weekend.

Check your calendar and be sure you can make the whole workshop. The FAST 48 starts the Friday 6 PM – 9 PM, runs all day Saturday, 8 AM to 5 PM, and Sunday, 11 AM- 6 PM. Please plan to attend the whole event. Be sure you can make all of it. This is basically a 3-day mini-course that you will want to attend in full.

Fast 48 Alum: Consider joining us as a field- or team-coach to advance your skills. Get in touch to discuss.

Still have questions? Write to Laura Murphy at lmurphy2@tulane.edu

7001 Freret Street Tulane University, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library 4th Floor
New Orleans LA 70118 United States


Laura Murphy