Design Trends: Phygital” to Pokemon”

Track
Exhibit Planning & Design
Start Day and Time
Tuesday May 9 10:30-11:45 a.m.
Venue and Meeting Room
226 America's Center
Description
Hear five perspectives on key trends that are challenging and changing the way we design museum exhibitions. Speakers will share their experiences and perspectives on trends that they're wrestling with and excited about, from physical/digital mashups (Phygital) to multilingual experiences to virtual and augmented reality. They'll share examples from the field to spark ideas, conversation, and debate.

Exhibit Planning and Design track generously supported by Monadnock Media

Learner Outcome
  1. Hear about new design and interpretive approaches that could enrich your museum exhibitions.
  2. Learn what new kinds of experiences you'll see in the next few years and what needs to be figured out to make them work.
  3. Engage in discussion about shifting paradigms for museums-from seeing and learning to doing and building empathy.
Speakers
Presenter: 
Clare Brown
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Exhibition Designer / Professor
Organization: 
M.A. in Exhibition Design - Corcoran School of the Arts + Design at George Washington University
Bio
Clare Brown leads the MA Exhibition Design program at the Corcoran School of the Arts + Design, The George Washington University. She has designed exhibitions at the Newseum, the Brooklyn Children's Museum, and the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. Clare is currently pursuing a research-based PhD at University of the Arts London, Central Saint Martins focused on Exhibition Design as Experience Design." "
Presenter: 
Cynthia Torp
Role: 
Moderator
Title: 
President
Organization: 
Solid Light, Inc.
Presenter: 
Erica Kelly
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Exhibit Developer
Organization: 
San Diego Natural History Museum
Bio
Erica Kelly guides content development, interpretive planning, and evaluation of exhibitions interpreting the natural history and biodiversity of the southern California/Baja California bioregion-including Coast to Cactus in Southern California, which was awarded AAM's Excellence in Exhibition Award for Overall Excellence in 2016. She has planned and developed exhibits and programs in natural history museums for 17 years.
Presenter: 
Jonathan Alger
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Managing Partner
Organization: 
C&G Partners LLC
Bio
Jonathan Alger is the Managing Partner and a co-founder of C&G Partners in New York City, a multi-specialty creative studio dedicated to design for culture. He specializes in exhibitions, interactive environments and public spaces. He has been a dedicated advocate of strategic thinking and the thoughtful use of technology for two decades, and is currently integrating VR into client projects.
Presenter: 
Paul Orselli
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
President and Chief Instigator
Organization: 
POW!
Bio
For over 35 years, Paul Orselli has worked to create inventive and playful museums and exhibits. He is now the President and Chief Instigator at POW! (Paul Orselli Workshop, Inc.) an exhibit design and development corporation that he founded.