SMU MADI is invited Designers-in-Residence, including Emily Henry, McKaye Black, and Amanda Austin, who have made significant contributions to our program, share their meaningful design insights with MADI current students, alumni, friends, and families. We had the chance to hear Designers-in-Residence experience in the industries and engaged in dialogue to gain fresh perspectives and insights.
MADI commenced its ninth academic year on August 18th, marking the beginning of the graduate program focused on Human-Centered Design and Innovation at SMU. The 2023-2024 academic year started with the inclusion of nine recently accepted students who joined their colleagues and faculty members. The MADI alumni network also contributed valuable advice and motivational messages, […]
MADI exhibited the 2nd annual MADI showcase. This captivating exhibition featured the extraordinary graduate student works from the 2022-2023 academic year, highlighting the impactful Human-Centered Design projects. As students, alumni, faculty, and friends gathered to celebrate, the showcase became a vibrant tapestry of creativity, igniting conversations and inspiring a shared vision for a better future.
Spring 2023 End-of-Year Celebration MADI Students, alumni, faculty, friends, and families gathered to joyously celebrate the accomplishments of our nine graduating students. The MADI community wholeheartedly acknowledged their tremendous achievements over the past several years, and we extend our warmest wishes for their future endeavors.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]