Design the Future Lecture with Maggie Breslin

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Maggie Breslin
Designer, Researcher, Writer

"A Thousand Smaller Sanities"


Maggie pioneered the role of designer/researcher at Mayo Clinic's Center for Innovation when she joined in 2005 and helped build the program until she left in 2011 to establish her own practice, Smaller Sanities. She continues to collaborate with patients, doctors, clinics, hospitals and other researchers on healthcare tools and programs. The initiative closest to heart is The Patient Revolution, an attempt to build patients' communication skills and support them as a force of change in healthcare.

Maggie teaches in the Design for Social Innovation program in the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in NYC. She has published in journals ranging from Design Issues to Archives of Internal Medicine and had a previous life in film/television/animation/motion graphics. Maggie holds a Masters of Design (MDes) from Carnegie Mellon University and a BS in Mass Communications, Film and Television, from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.

The lecture will be held at the Carnegie Museum of Art at 5:00 pm.