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Taylor offers opportunities to Tulane faculty and staff members from any discipline and department to learn changemaking skills to bring to their research, scholarship, pedagogy, and career.

  • Learn the basics of design thinking, explore social innovation and changemaking theory, and more.

Faculty and Staff Opportunities

Conversations in Social Innovation

Conversations in Social Innovation allow participants to connect their research with the pursuit of social innovations. Taylor aims to promote networking, explore pathways in social innovation research, and advance our social innovation research collaborations among the center, Tulane, local universities, and community partners.…

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.…

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…

Design Thinking Breakfasts

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…

Design Thinking for Social Innovation

Taylor offers multiple programming opportunities for Tulane students, faculty and staff, and community members to learn the mindsets and methods of design thinking (human-centered design). A design thinking mindset puts people at the heart of understanding, experimenting and acting when…

Design Thinking Gumbo

An Introduction to Design Research Methods Design Thinking 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…

Design Thinking Gumbo: Intro to (Virtual) Ethnography w/ Natalie Hudanick

On October 26 2020, Intro to (Virtual) Ethnography with Natalie Hudanick demonstrated how to use ethnography and ethnographic tools in a virtual and remote setting. The goal of this workshop was to learn how to use these tools to understand…

Design Thinking Gumbo: Using Critical Utopia in Research

Using Critical Utopia in Research A free virtual design thinking workshop Nov, 16, 2020, 6:30 to 7:30 pm CDT. About the Workshop The COVID-19 pandemic has made it necessary to explore different ways of thinking and re-imagining new futures. In…

Experiments in Design-based Learning

The Experiments in Design-based Learning group is comprised of Tulane University faculty and staff members with teaching responsibilities, who are interested in using design thinking in their teaching or research. This group was born out of the Faculty Learning Communities…

Professors in Social Entrepreneurship

Professorships at the Taylor Center provide faculty support for interdisciplinary endeavors in social innovation & social entrepreneurship. About the Social Entrepreneurship Professorships These professors teach courses, engage in research, and develop community programming in social innovation & social entrepreneurship. They…

Research and Scholarship

The Taylor Research and Scholarship team supports researchers working to advance knowledge and understanding of the fields of social innovation and changemaking. Our Work Our work consists of connecting and cultivating a community of changemakers at regular writing and research-themed social…

Reserve Taylor Space

Read on to learn more about our space and our reservation policies.Spaces Available Taylor Conference Room Conference room can accommodate 10-12 people. Design Thinking Classroom Design thinking classroom can accommodate 50-75 people. Who Can Reserve the Space SISE instructors, Taylor…

Social Innovation Research Fund

COVID-19 UPDATE March 13, 2020 1:20 p.m. : In response to the announcement from President Fitts, Taylor will follow recommendations outlined by the university. For the ​current funding process, Taylor will continue to review applications as normal but will not…

The Fast 48

The FAST 48 is a three day weekend training that teaches the basics of human-centered design for social impact. Participants learn via short cycles of individual and group practice, including direct work in the community. Participants can include graduate students,…

Virtual Workshop: Using design thinking to shape discussions around Coronavirus

How can global citizens engage in meaningful conversations around the coronavirus? Monday, April 20, 2020 at 6pm CST, attend our free workshop: "Using design thinking to shape discussions around COVID-19 in New Orleans." This virtual workshop will focus on the…

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