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Human-Centered Design Thinking

Thursday, January 16, 2020
9:30am - 11:00am PST
Center for Healthy Communities
1000 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
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Human-Centered Design (aka “Design thinking”) has become an incredibly popular framework for problem-solving in social change organizations, classrooms, and boardrooms. More than just a philosophy, the methodology begins with deep user empathy and iterates towards more collaborative, creative, and long-lasting  solutions. In this highly interactive session, participants will learn why leading organizations are incorporating the tools of human-centered design into their work and take home elements of design thinking to their own practices.  


Registration for this program has closed. Please contact Monica Banks at [email protected] if you have any questions or concerns. 



Abby Fifer Mandell

Executive Director, Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab and Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship

Abby Fifer Mandell is the Executive Director of the Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab and teaches BAEP 471 and 571, courses in which interdisciplinary teams of students use design thinking to create products for underresourced communities in California. Prior to joining USC, Abby served as the Director of Admissions of the graduate school of education at American Jewish University in Los Angeles. As a consultant for Brailsford & Dunlavey, she designed educational programs and facilities at Duke University, The University of Vermont, and Dartmouth University, among others. Abby is a Wexner Heritage Fellow and serves on the board of Question Box




No cost to participate

Who May Attend
Current SCG members and eligible non-members

SCG members: Register online (you must log in to your SCG account to register).
Non-members: Register online. If you do not have an SCG account, contact us.
If you have additional questions regarding these sessions, please contact us at [email protected]

Accommodations for People with Disabilities
If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate in this activity, please contact our programs team at [email protected] or (213) 680-8866. You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs.

About this Location
This location is ADA compliant, has dedicated nursing rooms, and gender-neutral restrooms available.