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Ideaflow: A Conversation with Jeremy Utley

MADI welcomed Jeremy Utley, Director of Executive Education at the d.school, to SMU for an engaging conversation around innovation and cultivating your creative potential. Jeremy discussed methods to developing a daily creativity practice, embracing all ideas, and fostering a mentality of “ideaflow” in our organizations. To learn more about Jeremy’s philosophy and approach, check out […]

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Objectified.: A Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Lights, camera, action! In September, MADI headed to the theaters for a screening of the 2009 Gary Hustwit documentary Objectified. The film explores our complex relationship with manufactured objects, and, by extension, the people who design them. In partnership with SMU Product Design and Innovation, a new track within MADI, MADI students, alumni, faculty, and […]

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Fall 2022 Orientation

On August 19, MADI kicked off its eighth school year as the graduate program for Human-Centered Design and innovation at SMU. Nine newly admitted students joined their fellow peers and faculty in opening the 2022-2023 academic year. Representatives from the Lyle School of Engineering, Meadows School of the Arts, SMU Libraries, and MADI alumni network […]

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Threads – MADI Showcase Opening Reception

Threads, the inaugural MADI Showcase, featuring graduate student work from the 2021-2022 academic year opened in early June. Students, alumni, faculty, and friends gathered in the Hamon Arts Library to see the installed showcase and celebrate another tremendous year of impactful Human-Centered Design work at SMU.    

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A Party Where You Learn Something: A Conversation with Designer-in-Residence J. Damany Daniel

The MADI community came together in early June to hear J. Damany Daniel, Chief Imaginator at The Event Nerd and the SMU MADI Spring 2022 Designer-in-Residence, and Jessica Burnham, Director of Design and Innovation Programs, discuss all things creativity, design, and the importance of making memories.

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Spring 2022 End-of-Year Celebration

As the Spring 2022 semester came to a close, MADI students, alumni, faculty, and friends gathered to celebrate all of the tremendous achievements of the past several months. Amidst great food and conversation, the MADI community recognized eight graduating students and the departure of two beloved faculty members, and welcomed the announcement of the Fall […]

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Curiously Connected: An Afternoon of Exploring Curiosity Through Building Connections With Others

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Designing Procedural Justice: A Conversation with Designer-in-Residence Rachel Triska and Dallas Police Chief Eddy Garcia

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The Psychology of Design: A Conversation with Designer-in-Residence Nadine Dechausay

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Designing Curiosity: A Conversation with Designer-in-Residence Cassini Nazir

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