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Lucas J. Daniel Series in Sustainable Systems

Lucas J. Daniel Series in Sustainable Systems

The focus of ID’s annual event in memory of ID alum Lucas J. Daniel (1974–2017) is to drive discourse in sustainability and systems design, areas Lucas was passionate about.

Speakers have discussed a range of related topics, from biomimicry to energy to food access.

Join us for the sixth annual Lucas J. Daniel Lecture in Sustainable Systems on Thursday, April 11, 2024. Sheryl Cababa will discuss “Designing for a More Equitable World with Systems Thinking.”

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Sheryl Cababa with lilac modules

2024: Designing for a More Equitable World with Systems Thinking | Sheryl Cababa

On April 11, 2024, Sheryl will discuss how there is still a spark of value in some of the tenets of design thinking, but to make it really shine, and to design for a more just and equitable world, systems thinking needs to be at the center of the designer’s practice. Sheryl will share stories, approaches and methods that help designers kickstart or expand on their systems thinking practice and will consider the challenges and assumptions that designers have about systems thinking.

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About Lucas J. Daniel

The Lucas J. Daniel Series in Sustainable Systems was endowed in 2018 by family, friends, colleagues, and classmates of Lucas J. Daniel. Lucas was a 2005 ID graduate and spent 11 years at Chicago design and innovation consultancy gravitytank. There he built a food experience design practice that applied holistic, systems-level thinking to food innovation. At the time of his passing, Lucas was Senior Director, Strategic Innovation at Salesforce, Inc., where he managed innovation teams and advised customers within the Ignite Business Unit Group.

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Kristin Gecan

Assistant Dean & Senior Director for Content

Contact Kristin Gecan for media inquiries and event partnerships.

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