April 29: 'Social Innovation and Design'

Delaware Design Institute to host panel on 'Social Innovation and Design'


1:24 p.m., April 16, 2013--The Delaware Design Institute will host a panel event on “Social Innovation and Design” from 5-7 p.m., Monday, April 29, in 116 Gore Hall on the University of Delaware campus in Newark.

Admission is free and members of the campus community and general public are invited to attend.

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The speakers are:

  • Colleen Macklin, associate professor in the Department of Communication Design and Technology at Parsons The New School for Design in New York City and director of PETLab;
  • Dave Francino, president and principal of Design Concepts; and
  • Cole Galloway, associate professor in UD’s Department of Physical Therapy.

Speakers will present on their recent projects during the first hour. The second hour will be devoted to audience questions and engaging discussion of design and its potential uses for social innovation.

The Delaware Design Institute was founded in 2009 to act as a hub for design innovation on the UD campus and the broader region. The institute exists to facilitate collaboration across disciplines through design thinking to find innovative, human-centered solutions to complex problems. It pulls together scholars, students, thinkers, and tinkerers in the community to share brain power and resources to develop creative solutions. 

Speaker biographies and more Information on the Delaware Design Institute can be found on the website or on the Facebook page.

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