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Lo-Fi Museum Moments in a Digital World

Traffic Museum © Alexia Uriarte, courtesy of Gensler.

Museums are increasingly embracing digital technology to create more immersive and interactive experiences for their visitors. But at what cost? As designers, do we need to step back and look at these interactive “experiences,” and ensure that we are incorporating “slow” moments for reflection and contemplation? As museum planners and designers, how do we strike a balance between educating and entertaining, reflecting and engaging?

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Virtual Reality, Digital Technology and YOU

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Gensler is ready to hit the road to Austin, Texas, and we need your help! We have submitted two proposed panels that will explore the future of digital and virtual reality, and how we should prepare to engage with these technologies as they continue to advance.

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Carpe Noctem – Seize the Night: London’s Night Tube Launches

Image courtesy of Pedro Szekely.

On Friday, Aug. 19, London launches its first Night Tube service, which will provide night-time services to travellers on Friday and Saturday nights. With this highly anticipated addition to the city’s transportation network, London will finally be able to contend with Berlin, New York and Tokyo to call itself a 24-hour city.

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Gensler at SXSW 2017: Can We Nudge People to Better Health?

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How do people make decisions about their health? That's the question that inspired a research study conducted by Leo Burnett and Gensler. We wanted to know: is it possible to nudge people toward healthy behaviors? If so, what works, and what doesn’t?

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