Alumni Panels

Whether through our New Design Firms Panels, or our Strategic Design Today series, Alumni of the Parsons MS in Strategic Design and Management program are regularly invited to speak about the design thinking, design strategy, and its significance throughout sectors as diverse as tech, to logistics, to fashion, to product design. These panels are beneficial not only to our Student audiences, but for External Partners interested in learning more what strategic design can do for them, for Prospective Students trying to find out more about what our graduates do, and for Alumni to remain engaged in the MS SDM community. View the videos below to discover the value of strategic design in multiple contexts, across multiple industries, in the words of our graduates.

 

Strategic Design Today
Mar 12, 2021

This virtual discussion featured Alumni speaking about the practice of strategic design and its relevance to organizations across sectors. The panel featured Jennifer Allison Sr User Experience Architect at Bayer, Nicole Cacal Founder & CEO at Forbes Ignite, and Karen Jackson Director, Experience Design at Globant.

Strategic Design Today
Feb 26, 2021

This virtual discussion featured Alumni speaking about the practice of strategic design and its relevance to organizations across sectors. The panel featured Nora Guerrera Digital Product & Financial Services at Wells Fargo, Jimmy Hagan Innovation & Design Strategist at Oracle, and Martin Lenon Experience Research Manager at Nike.

New Design Firms Panel
Apr 15, 2020

As part of the New Design Firms course, this lecture/discussion was devoted to the strategic design of self and an exploration of strategic positioning and how best to understand your personal capacities and opportunities within volatile, rapidly-changing professional environments. Alumni sketched their stories while reflecting on the future of strategic design, particularly in the current context of the COVID-19 pandemic and its profound affect on our personal and professional lives. This panel featured MS SDM Alumni Fernanda Flores, Sarmad Usman, Silky Kadakia, Miranda Garrido, Cristina Iregui Casas, and Jimmy Hagan.