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LAB at Rockwell Group's Storytelling Magic at Hudson Yards Experience Center

Rockwell Group and LAB at Rockwell Group accomplish a feat of luxurious seamless storytelling “magic” for the Hudson Yards Experience Center using interactive technology—and powerful teamwork.

Microsoft Hololens in Use at the LBJ Presidential Library

We recently caught up with Jim Cortina, principal and development manager at Cortina Productions to talk about the firm’s experimentation with mixed reality and museums during SXSW 2017 and what that might mean for their future.

Valentin Spiess, iart ag

Valentin Spiess is Chairman, CEO, and Member of the Executive Board of iart ag, which offers various services that range from expert consulting, conception, planning and development to the successful realisation and smooth operation of your project.

2017 Merit Award Winner Boris Yeltsin Presidential Center Media Façade

This 2017 SEGD Global Design Awards Merit Award winning project, Boris Yeltsin Presidential Center Media Façade, brings the Center's buildings to vibrant life in Ekaterinburg, Russia.

150 Media Stream Collaboration

Riverside Investment & Development enlisted the help of Leviathan, Digital Kitchen and McCann Systems to bring a vibrant, generative video art installation, “150 Media Stream,” to life in Chicago.

Chris Fox, Director OpenEye, New York

Chris Fox is a Director at OpenEye in New York

Chris Fox's responsibilities vary at OpenEye, but they draw on his existing competencies from custom interactive solutions for client's digital needs to internal process development.

Before joining OpenEye, Chris Fox worked for NMR Staging & Events. His responsibilities while there included:

Jim Spadaccini

In 1999, Jim Spadaccini founded Ideum, where he is the Creative Director and Founder. He helps direct Ideum’s commercial hardware and software initiatives and provides creative direction for custom software and installation projects

La Cité du Vin, which opened in June 2016, is the world’s largest visitor center dedicated to the story of wine. The permanent exhibition designed by Casson Mann, is a spectacular, innovative and playful series of displays that form a rich and entertaining visitor experience. Welcomed by wine experts, appreciated by critics and thoroughly enjoyed by families, the new exhibition has transformed people’s expectations of a wine museum.

MahaNahkon is a new 77-story high-rise mixed-use complex located on a 3.6-acre site in the heart of Bangkok’s Central Business District. The building is designed by Ole Scheeren of Büro Ole Scheeren and developed by Pace Development. Pentagram has designed a program of environmental graphics for MahaNahkon, including dynamic digital installations for CUBE, the building’s retail component.

What do outer space capsules, submarines, and office buildings have in common? Each was conceived as a closed system, a self-sustaining physical environment that is set apart from its surroundings and uses its own matter and energy to function. “Closed Worlds” was an exhibition at the Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York that presents 41 living prototypes for these ecologically regenerative systems.

The National Museum of African American History and Culture’s goal with the “Segregated Lunch Counter” interactive was to teach visitors about the methods and organizational approaches used by activists for protests during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. The concept for the interactive and panorama film were initially designed by Ralph Appelbaum Associates and the Museum curatorial and design team as part of the exhibit design phase, but the interactive design and content was produced and deployed by Cortina Productions.

In January 2016, the Presidential Center honoring Russian President Boris Yeltsin opened in Ekaterinburg that features a complex media façade. The Center is a museum with an art gallery, a cinema, a bookshop, a library, a restaurant and other public facilities.

Sara Pasch, Bluecadet

Sarah Pasch is a Philadephia Chapter Co-Chair

Edward Hodge, BRC Imagination Arts

Edward Hodge has spent the last 21 years working as a creative technical director and designer in the themed entertainment industry, special events for TV, corporate theater and events.

Edward received a BFA in theater from University of Cincinnati College conservatory of Music. He has used his diverse theater skills in projects that include corporate entertainment, trade show interactives, theme park style attractions for industrials, interactive truck tours, theme park attractions, and over 60 theme park shows across the country.

Neil Shankar

Neil Shankar is a design professional living in Berkeley, California. Neil has consulted on UI design, UX research, strategic marketing, front end engineering, systems thinking, and visual identity for clients including Facebook, Global Lives Project, This Will Take Time, Social Print Studio, PlayTable, OfficeNinjas, STEM Center USA, OrderMetrics.io, and Sasa Designs. Neil previously worked on product and front end engineering at the online playlisting platform 8tracks, where he focused on improving mobile web conversions and mapping FTUX journies.

Michael Rocha, Panasonic

Michael Rocha is the Director of Creative Services at Panasonic.

For over 2 decades Michael Rocha has focused on interactive media and digital storytelling. Primarily working with large displays featured at sporting venues, Michael helped pioneer much of the ways fans enjoy live events. This experience includes two Olympic Games, several Super Bowls, one NFL ProBowl and an award in 1998 from the IDEA convention as the “Best Presentation in Sports” with his work with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

FastCo spoke to designers in attendance at this year's Consumer Electronics Show about the products they were most looking forward to and why.

Signature Design Hero Image

Signature Design is a unique collaborative of planners, designers, writers, content developers, architects, model-makers, illustrators, and animators who seek to create a captivating experience for visitors to natural and cultural sites through the practice of interpretive planning and design. Since 1993, we have worked on projects big and small, public and private, indoors and outdoors. 

ennead by unified field

The app provides a snapshot of the law school at any given moment and aggregates that data to provide a portrait over time. Users choose personal keywords as a part of their profiles, and they are encouraged to add keywords to their private groups and events.

2017 SEGD Design Awards Jury

Paul McConnell of Intersection (New York) heads the acclaimed multidisciplinary design task force.

WASHINGTON, DC—Paul McConnell,Design Director at Intersection (New York), a technology, experience design and innovation firm, will serve as Jury Chair for the 2017 SEGD Global Design Awards. He leads a team of eight celebrated designers practicing in a range of disciplines from wayfinding to interactive experiences.

Image of mirror illusion at Skyspace

An observation deck attraction wasn't part of the plan for The US Bank Tower in Los Angeles when it was built, so, visitors must take two separate banks of elevators to reach the top. The goal was for Stimulant to make the transfer fun and create anticipation without spoiling the view.

Creative Destruction: Part 04

Creative Destruction Part 04: A Curious Stepchild of Inbound Marketing

Walk through the lobby of most buildings today and invariably you will pass a large media wall of some kind. Flowing across these screens in high-key colors are looping marketing messages or media art, likely inspired by a C-level executive who exhorts the design team to replicate one they saw elsewhere.

2017 SEGD Global Design Awards

Awards Program to Honor Design that Connects People to Place

WASHINGTON, DC (Nov. 30, 2016)  – The 2017 SEGD Global Design Awards, the only international awards program focused on user experiences in the built environment, will officially open for entries on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016. 

Kaijie Chen, Philadelphia University

Kaijie Chen, a surface & visual designer living in the US, was born in Shanghai in 1991. She graduated from Donghua University with a B.S. in Textile Engineering & Design in 2014. As a distinguished graduate, Kaijie began to teach Textile Design and Styling courses as a lecturer at Donghua University. As a student in Philadelphia University pursuing M.S.

In 1989, Apple hired Thomas Rickner to do something revolutionary: put print-quality typefaces on every computer.

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