Feb 17 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
The MFA in Collaborative Design + MA in Design Systems program is thrilled to welcome Dr. Lesley-Ann Noel for a lecture about her work, research and perspective on design.
Dr. Noel practices design through emancipatory, critical and anti-hegemonic lenses, focusing on equity, social justice and the experiences of people who are often excluded from design research.
Dr. Lesley-Ann Noel is Associate Director for Design Thinking for Social Impact and Professor of Practice at the Phyllis M. Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking at Tulane University. Her research also highlights the work of designers outside of Europe and North America as an act of decolonizing design. She attempts to promote greater critical awareness among designers and design students by introducing critical theory concepts and vocabulary into the design studio e.g. through The Designer’s Critical Alphabet.
She is from Trinidad and Tobago and has degrees in industrial design from the Universidade Federal do Paraná in Brazil, a master’s degree in business administration from the University of the West Indies in Trinidad and Tobago, and her Ph.D. in Design from North Carolina State University (2018). She is one of the founders of the Pluriversal Design Special Interest group with the UK-based international Design Research Society.
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