The future of design and technology relies on connections with our past, present and future. Our commitment to fusing the industry with bright prospects means more innovation, a greater spectrum of problem solving and the chance to meld new and emerging technologies into current design strategies and your business.
The opening of the IIDA Student Design Exhibition at Cal State Long Beach, now in its third year, promises a wealth of new perspectives in design and innovation. Otis College of Art and Design, the Art Center in Pasadena, Woodbury University and Neiman Studio are all taking part in this mindshare and community-building event on June 6th. You will see over a dozen design programs exhibiting their best works, from Thesis Design projects to innovations in Furniture Design.
The beauty of this event is in its reach. Students from all over the world, exposed to a wide scope of design possibilities and experiences, will draw from their inspiration and show us what the future of interiors, exteriors and technological fusion will look like. The advantage of networking with industry leaders such as yourselves isn’t just for the students’ sake; it might just spark a new way to look at your environments.
We look forward to your participation in the future design. For more information about our collaborations in the field of education, clickhere. See you on June 6th in Long Beach!
Third Annual IIDA Student Design Exhibition
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 5:30-8:30pm
Cal State Long Beach, Department of Design
1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach 90840
Will you attend? This promises to be a larger and more exciting exhibition. See the future of design and technology as the cream of the crop from the West Coast’s finest design schools. Visit http://www.iida-socal.org/events/detail/?event=229 for more information, registration and photos from past events.
It starts with thinking about what super-highways will be like in 25 years. When designing new learning spaces, the integration of design with technology is more important than ever. New indoor and outdoor spaces must be outfitted for growth in order to reach their potential as new technologies and education models are introduced.
When planning the Cal State Dominguez Hills Library, we designed a non-traditional resource center that encourages collaborative and distant learning. The library doubles as a cultural arts center and required a partnership with a non-profit to curate the space.
Libraries are not just for paper books any longer. Our research has led our design team to consider light and technology more than any other factors in the building of these collections and learning centers. Light, its reflection and properties must be carefully integrated so as to take advantage of the amazing possibilities that projection, virtual movements, and touch-screen technologies affords. New learning environments are an investment in future generations and must be capable of being flexible and adaptable.
When sourcing new and cutting-edge materials, such as the one seen here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Cf7IL_eZ38. We are careful to consider their environmental impact, their economies in the long run and their potential life cycle. While some new media and hardware may seem exciting, it is important to carefully vet all their characteristics in order to ensure their long-term value on a project.