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Beginning with People in Mind || Kate Canales at March SILS’17

March 29 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm



Kate Canales, Director of SMU’s Master of Arts in Design and Innovation Program, will headline the second installment of our 2017 Social Innovation Luncheon Series with her talk Human Centered Design: Beginning with People in Mind.

Kate is a nationally recognized leader, speaker, and educator in human centered design. As a part of her work with SMU, she is exploring what human centered design can offer to social impact organizations and how it might help us solve some of our community’s most entrenched issues.

Join us on March 29th to explore what Beginning with People in Mind can do for you.



$40 – General Admission
$50 – General Admission At the Door
$150 – SILS’17 Series Tickets (4 Events Remaining)

Date / Location:
Mar. 29, 2017
11:30am – 1:00pm

Magnolia Hotel Dallas Park Cities
6070 N Central Expressway
Dallas, TX 75206

About Kate Canales:

Kate Canales is a Research Professor and the Director of Design and Innovation Programs at the Lyle School of Engineering at Southern Methodist University. She runs SMU’s Master’s degree in Design and Innovation (MADI). She studies and teaches the ways we innovate on the basis of human needs and behavior across several projects and design courses including Human Centered Design, The Context and Impact of Design and Building Creative Confidence.

Kate has worked as a designer and design researcher at IDEO and as a Creative Director at frog design, both internationally recognized leaders in the field of design and innovation. She holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. Her perspecive on Human-Centered Design has appeared in Fast Co Design, GOOD Magazine, The Atlantic, Texas CEO Magazine and The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science. In 2015, the Dallas Observer named Kate one of the “20 Most Interesting Characters” in Dallas. She lives in East Dallas with her husband and two children.


The 2017 Social Innovation Luncheon Series is Sponsored in Part By: 



March 29
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Event Category:


Social Venture Partners Dallas


Magnolia Dallas Park Cities
6070 North Central Expressway
Dallas, TX 75206 United States
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