08.2016 | Schule für Gestaltung Bern.Biel | Teaching assignment
How to Develop Interactive Exhibits
For the fourth year already I am teching the subject of how to develop interactive exhibits at the School for Design in Ber/Switzerland. The students major is commuications design and interaction design. That means, that moving from the screen into the three-dimensional space is pretty challenging. My focus is to teach them the basics of designing interactive exhibits. Yes, that means the history of Science Centers as well as the "Golden Rules of designing Interactive Exhibits". They learn about Frank Oppenheimer as well as the psychology behind interactions and even build their first prototypes right at the beginnig of teh course. We also use the chance of visiting the close by Technorama and follow the leraning-by doing concept. For the final exam the studensts are asked to develop a concept for an interactive exhibit in the brand or exhibition context. They hold a little presentation and build a cardboard prototype. The interest and engagement of the students is overwhelming and I hope that I can plant some seeds for an up-coming generation of exhibit designers that not only focus on screens but on hands-on interactions as well!
06.2016 | Ecsite Annual Conference 2016 in Graz | Speaker at session with Ilse van Zeeland and Mikko Myllykoski
The Confession Session
Yes, I was ready to confess! The Confession Session startet with 18 colleagues who confessed mistakes they have made or worries they have. Valuable lessons could be learned from our mistakes, so we shared them to maximize the learning process.
Under the guidance of our two convenors, a 'confession box' was be passed around between the speakers who have already said 'yes' to 'confess'! Each confession will took 3 minutes, then the box was handed over to the next confessor. Confessors were seated throughout the audiences to enhance an open and sharing feeling. There was time for spontaneous confessions as well.
05.2014 | Ecsite Annual Conference 2014 in The Hague | Speaker at session with Johannes-Geert Hagemann
Using museum collectables in interactives and hands-on exhibits
The session started with a series of very short presentations with case studies of hands-on exhibits or interactives that integrate (museum) collectables. In the second part of the session, speakers and participants formed small workshop groups to brainstorm ways to combine the use of museum collectables and interactives. Finally, the results of the workshop groups were presented and discussed with all participants. The session gave a good insight in different approaches and I had the honor to speak next to great collegues like Claire Pillsbury from the Exploratorium, Marieke Meijers from Museum Boerhaave, Geert-Jan van Rijn fom Museon and Kate Bartélémy from Universcience.
04.2014 | Forum Ausstellungsgestaltung (Exhibition Design) | Speaker at session about exhibition design
With all Senses | Chances and Challenges of Interactive Formats
For the founding event of the new swiss professional training "Swiss Interactive Media Designn" I was invited to talk about chances and challenges of interactive formats. Besides a short historical overview of media design I gave a critical reflection of the diffrent intercative formats and the "interactionalisation" as well as a short presentation of own projects. Target group was a wide range of professionals from throughout the Swiss media agency scene.
01.2014 | Schule für Gestaltung Bern.Biel | Keynote speach at the founding event of "Swiss Interactive Media Design"
About Bees and Flowers
Even though I was in the critical finalisation phase of the bees exhibition at Karls Erlebnisdorf I enjoyed taking this little break to attend the first Forum Ausstellungsgestaltung and meet a lot of familiar and new collegues. The presentation was focussing on the unsual approach and timeframe of this 160 sqm exhibition, where I also wrote all texts for the first time.
06.2013 | Ecsite Annual Conference 2013 in Gothenburg | Speaker at speed-geeking-session from Maarten Okkersen
Imaginative and innovative exhibitions
06.2013 | Ecsite Annual Conference 2013 in Gothenburg | Speaker at reverse session from Dominique Botbol
In-house designer or outsourcing, how does it work?
06.2013 | Ecsite Annual Conference 2013 in Gothenburg | Convenor for a panel session
Dreaming of the outdoors: interactive science exhibits in public areas.
12.2012 | 5. Forum for Science Communications in Dresden | Speaker at plenarsession
Interactive Exhibits in Science Communications
06.2012 | Ecsite Annual Conference 2012 in Toulouse | Speaker at speedgeeking session
Fiction, Fun & Failure: First Encounter
05.2012 | The Exploratorium in San Francisco | Speaker at Brown Bag presentation
Interactive Exhibits from 1997-2012
06.2011 | Ecsite Annual Conference 2012 in Warsaw | Convenor for a Pecha Kucha style session
Dramaturgy in exhibition: help or hindrance?
> Can interactives and stories co-exist? Or do they risk contradiction? Do we even need dramaturgy to understand what we experience?
06.2011 | Ecsite Annual Conference 2012 in Warsaw | Presenter at Pecha Kucha session
Lost in translation?
02.2009 | Interfacedesign at Polytechnique Potsdam | Presenter at Interface design class
Technical Communications in the Automobile Industry
06.2007 | Showtech 2007 in Berlin | Presentation at Event Forum
Image © Claudia Schleyer 2011