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User Experience Design and Library Spaces: A Pathway for Innovation?

The latest issue of the Journal of Library Innovation features a research article by Dr. John A. McArthur and Valerie Johnson Graham (MA COM Class of 2014). The article – “User Experience Design and Library Space: A Pathway to Innovation” – uses user-experience design theory to reimagine the ways libraries might approach their physical spaces. The abstract…

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Next Generation Learning Spaces

I was honored to be invited to present at the Next Generation Learning Spaces conference in Nashville, Tennessee. Below are some resources for conference attendees and interested onlookers. Practical Lessons from User-Experience Design for Spaces for Learning Download the article now *** Managing Competing Agendas in Learning Spaces – Mastering the Art and Science of…

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Cellar 912: Pop-Up Dining

Pop-up restaurants intrigue me. The concept is simple – a chef or catering unit wants to try out some new dishes, a new approach to service, or spread their brand with new clients. So, they host a one-night only (or multi-night) event in which they create a restaurant from scratch. The infamous Top Chef Restaurant Wars…

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Museums Extend the Conversation

The following column was featured in The Greenville News on Monday, January 27, 2014. See it on GreenvilleOnline here. In a world where digital technology stores all of our information, the role of the museum as an archive of curation and reflection seems more important than ever. Fifty years after the tumultuous 1960s, the Upcountry…