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Monday
Aug222016

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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Friday
Aug192016

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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Thursday
Aug182016

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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Wednesday
Aug172016

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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Monday
Aug012016

東京オリンピックレガシーの提案:ナビゲーション・インフラストラクチャー

Image courtesy of Flickr user Shuets Udono

2020年のオリンピック開催都市として選出された東京では各種の施設やインフラの設備などがすでに始まっています。オリンピック開催を機に「長期にわたる、特にポジティブな影響」は「オリンピック・レガシー」と呼ばれ、社会において持続的な効果を与えます。1964年の東京オリンピックでは、首都高速道路の整備や東海道新幹線などがレガシーとして上げられます。ゲンスラー東京では、2014年より2020年開催の東京オリンピックに向けたオリンピック・レガシー構築の為のプロジェクトを開始しました。アイデア立案にあたり、「東京都の将来戦略」、「過去のオリンピックレガシー」、そして「東京の都市機能における問題点」の調査を行いました。

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