Retail’s Playroom

I used to think that growing up on a cul-de-sac of 15 homes and 35 kids was a strategic decision on my parent’s part to get us out to play daily – and that “play” consisted of freeze tag into the dark hours or doing cartwheels from my house to the corner.  As an adult, “play” is really just one form of entertainment in a hard day’s work.  As consumers, it is increasingly becoming the main reason to explore new brands and products. READ MORE

October 1st, 2012 | Comments Off | Retail Therapy, Uncategorized
The Value of Impromptu Shared Use

Conference Room or Classroom?

It seems like the trend of shared use has gained most momentum among schools and institutions of higher ed. That’s not surprising given that financing can be a major motivator – if a school or university can offer their space to the community then they can partner with public entities to help fund and design the buildings. But, what about impromptu shared use? READ MORE

July 27th, 2012 | Comments Off | Live & Learn
Immersive Learning-what?

USS Sturgeon

Have you ever thought about how do you best learn? Where? When?

These are questions that drive me to design educational environments, to research about the brain and its development, to understand what facilitates or impedes in our learning process, to understand how teachers teach and how students learn best, how technology affects and will change the way we learn, and how does the design of a learning environment impact and is impacted by those matters. READ MORE