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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

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…

Design Dialogues

Design Dialogues is an engaging speaker series that showcases the application of design thinking in the Gulf South and greater New Orleans area. The Design Thinking Team has taken great care in curating a diverse lineup of speakers, offering attendees…

Design Justice Happy Hour

Join us for a free, casual happy hour with lightly facilitated discussion and snacks. This is an opportunity to meet likeminded changemakers and grow your network   WHO SHOULD ATTEND DESIGN JUSTICE HAPPY HOUR? Anyone working in social justice, social…

Design Thinking 101

Each semester, The Taylor Center hosts interactive sessions that will introduce you to the tools and mindsets of design thinking (DT), a problem-solving approach anyone can use to make change in their community. Together we will practice: putting people at…

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 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: Building Rapport in a Virtual World

February 23, 2021, 6 - 7 pm Building rapport in a virtual world gives you the tools to develop rapport and empathy quickly in a virtual and remote setting. The goal of this workshop was to learn not only general,…

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…

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,…

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

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…

Taylor 10 Week

Taylor 10 Week Taylor 10 Week is a celebration of the remarkable journey embarked upon by the team at the Phyllis M. Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking. Celebrate a Decade of Impact Since 2014, the Phyllis M.…

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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