Unified Field at the Canadian Museum of History
To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canadian independence, the Canadian Museum of History in Ottawa renovated, modernized and reinterpreted all three galleries in their signature Canadian History Hall.
Unified Field created 46 interactive experiences for the 40,000-square-foot space, which run the gamut from a large-scale, interactive “Conclusion Wall” generated by visitor contributions to a mobile app providing accessible visual and audio content.
12 Influential Immersive Environments Implemented in the Last 12 Months
We asked a panel of immersive digital design experts within the SEGD community for their choices of the most influential immersive environment design.
First Division Museum Reopens
Luci Creative recently led the first-ever redesign of the First Division Museum, which reopened on August 26, 2017—the 1st Infantry Division’s centennial World War I anniversary.
Autonomous Cars in a Future of "Wayknowing"
In this blog, Eli Kuslansy and Kinder Baumgardner talk about autonomous cars and the new landscape they will "drive" in.
Contemporary or Conservative? The 2017 Frieze New York Art Fair
On a drizzling and cool morning in May I ferried north four nautical miles up the East River to the "Frieze Art New York Fair" on the waterfront at Randall's Island Park.
An Emotional Journey—The New 9/11 Tribute Museum
The new 9/11 Tribute Museum—with exhibits designed by Lee H Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership with Unified Field—invites visitors to gain an understanding of the powerful personal experiences of the 9/11 community, whose resilience, recovery and motivation to give back to society is a testament to the perseverance of the human spirit.
Unified Field and Neurosociety Win the Jim Blackaby Memorial Muse Award
The American Alliance of Museums has awarded Unified Field the prestigious Jim Blackaby Memorial Award at the 2017 Muse Awards for their collaboration with The Institute Presents: Neurosociety. Introduced in 2004, the Jim Blackaby Ingenuity Award is considered a "best in show." The award recognizes a project that exemplifies the power of creative imaginat
SXSW 2017 At First Glance
SXSW is an annual gathering of the most innovative minds from the worlds of film, technology, music, government and everywhere in between. To say the event is huge is a gross understatement—approximately a quarter of a million people attend.
Experience Interactive Experiments with David Byrne in NEUROSOCIETY
A rockstar and a technologist join forces with 4 cognitive research labs, TODOMUNDO!, Pace Gallery and experiential design firm Unified Field bring experiments to life in a 60-minute interactive performance experience called The Institute Presents: NEUROSOCIETY.
JetBlue Junior Children's Play Area
JetBlue’s aviation-themed interactive play space at JFK’s Terminal 5i is designed to delight and educate children from age 2 to 12 with hands-on and digital activities, keeping them engaged and entertained while waiting to board their flights. Immersive environments allow kids to experience some roles of the airline crew and airport staff. In the "airplane cockpit," the cockpit simulator puts them in the pilot’s seat to safely fly a plane. In the airplane “cabin,” low-tech interactive pathfinders cater to the toddler set and promote the development of fine motor skills.
The Need for Data Literacy
There are hundreds of thousands of new job opportunities unfilled because they require a higher level of STEM-related skills than what most job seekers possess. Along with science, technology, engineering and math, there is an under-recognized skill: data literacy.
The Mythology of Online Searches
How can we keep discovery alive in a world increasingly in love with the algorithm?
By Eli Kuslansky and John Hubbell
12 Strategic Predictions for 2017
If you were to Google “predictions for 2017,” you would be rewarded with 66,700,000 links. Among the top three are terrifying prophecies revealed (yet again) by Nostradamus, various quack theories from numerologists and world psychics and real insightful predictions from the likes of the Gartner Group, Forrester, Forbes, TechCrunch and several design blogs.
Three Versions of "US"
Designing environments, experiences and communication programs before the 1980’s was a whole lot easier. Then the only version of “us” that we had to contend with was the physical body — the one we design traffic patterns for and use to carry our head around.
Embracing Serendipity in the Digital Age
While watching a documentary about Sholomon Naumovich Rabinovich (better known as Sholem Aleichem), several thoughts struck me about the process of exploring new sources of inspiration.
Unified Field Creates App for ASU's Law School
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.
We know we placed it somewhere, but somehow we seem to be losing our humanity in the accelerating quest for digitization and automation. I call this trend Relocating Humanity, which speaks to not only the massive changes brought about by accelerating increases in technology and the attendant social shifts, but the need to re-establish and relocate our humanity in the process.
Designing for Plurals, the Evolving Audience
For this part, I interviewed Donald Marinelli, who gave one of most compelling, wild and informative presentations on next generation audiences I ever heard at TEA Connect’s 2013 SATE (Story + Architecture + Technology = Entertainment) conference in Savannah, Georgia.
Palpitations on the Slopes of Technology
On the subject of "going digital," many organizations are on the spectrum. Unless you are one of those Luddites at the shore throwing spears to keep the digerati boats at bay, by now you get the rationales for going digital, but what you may not realize is that the rate of change is exponential.
Experiencing Courage—Unified Field's WWII Museum Interactives
The National World War II Museum in New Orleans, designed by Gallagher & Associates, was recently ranked #4 in TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice Awards. Unified Field (New York City) collaborated with G&A to create the interactive experiences within the Campaigns of Courage Pavilion.
Creative Destruction Series: Introduction
I have a love for languages in the historical and geospatial context, and how the first usage of words says a lot about their meaning. According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, the first known use of the word “creative” was over 200 years later than the use of the word “destruction.” Why the wait, and what does that say about us?
Unified Field Creates WWII Museum Interactives
Unified Field (New York) created a suite of interactive experiences for the National World War II Museum's new Campaigns of Courage pavilion, The Road to Berlin.
Yale School of Management Data Visualization
Unified Field pushes the boundaries of digital signage to create a sophisticated, immersive brand experience for Yale University. Opened in January 2014, the 242,000-square-foot, Foster + Partners-designed Edward P. Evans Hall is the new home of the Yale School of Management.
Yale School of Management
Opened in January 2014, the 242,000-square-foot, Norman Foster + Partners-designed, Edward P. Evans Hall is the new home of the Yale School of Management. To create a lasting impression of the Yale School of Management's presence and brand, and to easily communicate timely information, Unified Field created three floors of interactive media and digital signage for the students, faculty, and visitors.
Digital Technology: Ambient Interactivity
Out of the Box. With ambient interactivity, user engagement (and design) is escaping the screen.