The Library #ideadrop house will return this year again to connect the energy of the library community with the enthusiasm and entrepreneurial spirit pervasive in Austin for salon-style conversations in our library living room on March 7-11, 2014. Vist in person or on the live stream here. All times listed are local Austin time/ Central time.

E-Resources and Libraries (ER&L), ProQuest and the Digital Library Federation (DLF) are joined in Austin by an awesome group of orgs representing libraries, archives and museums. Meet them all.

Address: 1706 Garden St, Austin, TX 78702        Email: erl.sponsor@gmail.com
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Tuesday, March 11 • 9:30am - 1:30pm
Museums & Mothballs: Reinventing the Experience

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Each year, there are nearly 1 billion visits to museums in the US alone, and museum professionals are facing one common challenge: how to provide these visitors with a more engaging, meaningful experience?

On-demand access to information is fundamentally changing the way we seek and internalize knowledge, creating a great opportunity for museums and similar cultural institutions to rethink themselves.

Using Stanford d.School Design Thinking process and E-180’s approach to matchmaking for knowledge-sharing, we invite participants to rethink their institution's onsite engagement strategy, focusing on content and human interactions.

This is a collaborative four hour long workshop, including a field observation at the Blanton Museum of Art, where participants will create a prototype of a new product based on a challenge proposed by the Blanton’s Education Department.

We expect you to leave the workshop having learned how to go about need finding, ideation and the prototyping of a new product, supported by a team of museum, design thinking, and education professionals. You don't want to miss this unique opportunity!

The only thing you need to attend this workshop is a passion for our cultural institutions and the willingness to get your hands dirty working on a new product prototype.

What to Bring:
Come as you are!

avatar for Laura Martini

Laura Martini

Director, Product Design, Counsyl
Martini learned how to be a proper nerd during her undergrad years at MIT where she studied mechanical engineering and anthropology, and worked in the MIT Media Lab with designer John Maeda. Like any clichéd product design résumé, hers includes stints at both Apple and the design... Read More →
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Christine Renaud

CEO, E-180
Christine is a Montreal-based social entrepreneur passionate about self-directed and community-based learning. She is the CEO of E-180, a Montreal-based social entreprise that creates matchmaking web and mobile tools for organizations, spaces and events interested in fostering... Read More →
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Matthew Tiews

Executive Director of Arts Programs, Stanford University
Matthew Tiews is Executive Director of Arts Programs at Stanford University. As executive director, he has overseen the creation and opening of Bing Concert Hall, has been instrumental in the development of Stanford’s arts district and continues to integrate the arts throughout... Read More →
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Michael Turri

Director of Experience Strategy, Sid Lee
Michael is an experience designer and strategist working toward a post-digital world. He currently directs experiential strategy for global creative agency Sid Lee where he co-founded the company's innovation lab. Michael holds an MS in Product Design from Stanford, led by IDEO... Read More →

Tuesday March 11, 2014 9:30am - 1:30pm CDT
Classroom 203 AT&T Conference Center 1900 University Avenue

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