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Collaboration Agreement with Mosaic Family Services

We are most excited about our Collaboration Agreement with Mosaic Family Services. Mosaic is a safe haven for survivors of human rights abuses, including human trafficking and domestic violence.

All of the incidents reported through the Operation Compass North Texas mobile app will be sent to our North Texas partners Mosaic Family Services and when appropriate, on to the Dallas Police Department. This vital information, the result of empowered citizens being able to report what they’ve seen, enables Mosaic to provide aid it might not otherwise, and helps Dallas Police bring tra ckers to justice.

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Featured on the UNT Website

DENTON (UNT), Texas — A University of North Texas design research graduate student created a smartphone app that aims to help people — especially truck drivers — report incidents of human trafficking. Lisa Mercer developed Operation Compass with the goal of compiling a database that will automatically collect and sort the incidents.

Link to article: UNT Design Research Graduate Student Develops App to Combat Human Trafficking

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Keynote Speaker!

I have been invited as a keynote speaker to the design research conference “Unfrozen Design Research Winter Summit” 2016 in Brienz, Switzerland by the Swiss Design Network in January of 2016.

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Invited to Present at the Irish Design Research Conference

Invited to present my research on Operation Compass on the society panel titled, Bridging Knowledge Spaces. Before going to the conference we stayed across the street from Trinity College in Dublin and I was able to go visit their 300 year old library. It holds 200,000+ books from the 18th century as well as the Book of Kells.

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UNT Residence Hall Training Day

UNT Residence Hall Training Day

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Presented @ the DMI: Design Management Institute Academic Design Conference

Presented @ the DMI: Design Management Institute Academic Design Conference

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