MADI is the Master of Arts in Design and Innovation program at Southern Methodist University.
MADI provides students an opportunity to learn about a Human-Centered Design process, innovation frameworks, and creative confidence. The professional world is looking for innovation leaders; learning these skills will provide students with an advantage in industry. The course work applies the methods of Human-Centered Design on real-world projects in Dallas, TX that students complete in collaborative multidisciplinary teams.
Gray was a Clinical Professor of Design and Innovation at SMU and Co-founder of the program with Kate Canales.
Photos by Eva Cruz
Human Centered Design Workshops
Gray leads workshops on Human Centered Design for the University of Pennslyvania, Columbia University, National Arts Strategies, The Perot Museum, Uplift Charter School, Parish Espiscopal school, Lockheed Martin, and many others.
Design Future Dallas is a call back to the days in the architecture school, where ideas were fun, passionate, and inspirational. Rather than working on international design competitions on another continent, we at Design Future Dallas choose to improve this city through our talents and skills. Dallas is transitioning and we are leading the discussion about how the city’s future looks.
Founded in 2014, Design Future Dallas unites local creatives to explore alternative visions of the city’s future. These young designers lead the discussion on a sustainable and grassroots-oriented urbanism. This not-for-profit team of Dallas natives and transplants believes in the ability to affect this city and is not waiting for permission or funding. DFD collaborates monthly to discuss the city and visit neighborhood communities. The team selects controversial sites as the focus of its research and design charrettes. Uninhibited by traditional constraints, these projects encourage fearless ideas to flourish.
DFD Crowdus 2.0: Crowdus Street Design Competition
Design Future Dallas hosted an international design competition for the redesign of Crowdus Street in the Deep Ellum neighborhood of Dallas, TX.
These photos include the first and second place winners, and photos from the awards reception