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2016 SEGD Global Design Awards: Creative Experiential Designs that Communicate

WASHINGTON, DC – In a world that is increasingly complex visually, designers are experimenting with ways to enhance users’ enjoyment of the “real” world with creative experiential designs that communicate. Operating at the intersection of communications and the built environment, the field of experiential design embraces a wide range of disciplines including graphic design, architectural, interior, landscape, digital and industrial design.

Noticing Tools

Merit Award 2016
Noticing Tools

Math and Science Meet Recess

It’s no secret that tests and textbooks might not be the best way to teach a class of energetic students. Educators are on the hunt for a better way, including the team at the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI). Funded by a grant from the

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Local Projects partnered with NYSCI to get science and math out of the classroom and empower students to take learning into their own hands.

Teaching Kids How to Notice

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Target Open House

Honor Award 2016
Target Open House

What will the connected home of the future look like?

The Internet of Things market is expected to grow to $1.7 trillion by 2020. To seize this enormous opportunity, Target asked Local Projects to design a store demonstrating how smart devices will change the world. The result was Target Open House, an unprecedented retail space in downtown San Francisco more focused on educating and engaging than selling.

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Wayfinding and Playfinding

Gallery One, Cleveland Museum of Art

SEGD member Jennifer Davis of Planar had an opportunity to spend some time with Leslie Wolke of Leslie Wolke Consulting in Austin, Texas and New York City.  Leslie is the co-founder of SEGD’s XLab annual conference and is an independent consultant specializing in wayfinding technologies.  Her clients include the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, New York University Langone Medical Center, and MD Anderson Cancer Center. Jennifer asked her questions about her passionate work in wayfinding and a new trend that Leslie has identified called “playfinding.”

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