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PIVOT Conference 2020

Taylor Design Thinking Space 7001 Freret St - Howard Tilton Memorial Library (4th Floor), New Orleans

PIVOT 2020 will transition to a one-day virtual event, to build community among researchers. We are creating a schedule for the day and updating the call for participation. The coordinating team is excited to envision what a virtual gathering can…

June Design Thinking Breakfast

Taylor Warehouse - 612 Andrew Higgins Blvd. 612 Andrew Higgins Blvd Ste 4005, New Orleans, LA 70130, New Orleans

The Taylor Center's monthly breakfast, “Design Thinking the New Orleans Way,” is a place to meet others who not only are using and teaching design thinking, human-centered design, design research, and otherly-named design approaches to creating societal impact, but who…

Design Thinking Breakfast with Johnny Saye

Virtual Event

Casual breakfast series to meet new folks, practice using design, design thinking, other designerly approaches to create social impact. Click here to RSVP on Eventbrite. Join our monthly (virtual) breakfast for practitioners and educators using design approaches to creating social…


The ISIRC Conference: Taylor Center Highlights

Virtual Event

Join the Taylor Center for its first Social Innovation Conversation (SIC) of the 2020-2021 academic year. This event kicks off Taylor's Social Innovation Conversation (SIC) series, a program from the Research and Scholarship team which is aimed at scholars, faculty, community partners, and anyone interested in the ways their research efforts connect with the pursuit of social innovation and changemaking.


Growth Mindset Jam

Virtual Event

Tulane University faculty, staff, and graduate students are invited to join the  Growth Mindset Jam, a design sprint focused on Tulane University. The session will be facilitated by Lesley-Ann Noel, PhD. in partnership with the Taylor Center.  

Through a design thinking exercise, session participants will practice the skills that are needed to foster a growth mindset, such as openness, creativity, flexibility, and comfort with ambiguity. Participation badges will be awarded. 


Design Thinking Breakfast with Jacinda Walker

Virtual Event

The Taylor Center's 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.
The October guest host is Jacinda Walker, MFA. She is renowned for her work in design, diversity, research, and strategy and is the founder and creative director of designExplorr, a social enterprise whose mission addresses the diversity gap within the design profession.

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