YOUmedia presentation at the Free Library of Philly


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This presentation about the physical design of Chicago Public Library's YOUmedia was given on July 26, 2011 at the Free Library of Philadelphia. Learn more about YOUmedia at

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  • Introductions Ground Rules Questions
  • How did we get here? No money is coming from the city budget Three Year Study of self-directed, peer-based learning funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Examining young people’s participation in the new media and how it is integrated into youth culture, but also how it changes the youth-adult negotiations over literacy, learning and authoritative knowledge. The exciting findings with relation to how
  • Library as a destination: both in social aspects as well as exploration and work
  • The Chicago Public Library is interested in developing a space to engage teens after school. They want the library to be a destination that isn’t just about books, but a comfortable place for hanging out and doing homework or personal projects. They also want the new space to act as a gateway to lifetime learning, making teens aware of the library’s other resources. Many schools in the Chicago area are suffering from cuts in their arts programs, so the library wants to become a community anchor where kids can access the types of learning no longer available to them in school.
  • The room also has to accommodate the YouMedia program, which is a curriculum designed by the Digital Youth Network. This program has a focus on digital art and will teach teens how to edit videos, mix audio and create digital art. The program also gives teens access to volunteer mentors to teach and help them with their work.
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  • YOUmedia presentation at the Free Library of Philly

    1. 1. Reimagining learning in the 21st century
    2. 2. PARTNERS
    3. 3. Our Goal: <ul><li>Design a multimedia, multi-purpose space for teenagers at the Chicago Public Library </li></ul>
    4. 4. Requirements <ul><li>Develop an engaging space for teens </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Treat the library as a destination </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Re-imagine the library </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Gateway to a lifetime of learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Greater library resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Library as a community anchor </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><li>Accommodate Programming </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on digital creation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Video editing – Final Cut Pro </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Audio mixing – Pro Tools, Garage Band </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Digital art – Photoshop </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Access to mentors </li></ul></ul>Requirements
    6. 6. Approach <ul><li>Mimi Ito </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hanging Out/Messing Around/Geeking Out </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Approach <ul><li>Mimi Ito </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hanging Out/Messing Around/Geeking Out </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Chicago Scenic Studios </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Paddler/Swimmer/Diver </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Approach <ul><li>Mimi Ito </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hanging Out/Messing Around/Geeking Out </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Chicago Scenic Studios </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Paddler/Swimmer/Diver </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ETC </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hero’s Journey </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multidisciplinary media </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Project Evolution <ul><li>Original Designs </li></ul>
    10. 10. Project Evolution <ul><li>Interim Designs </li></ul>
    11. 11. Final Design Center Piece Couch Express PCs
    12. 12. Development Methods <ul><li>Hand Sketches </li></ul>
    13. 13. Development Methods <ul><li>Virtual Models </li></ul>
    14. 14. Development Methods <ul><li>Physical Model </li></ul>
    15. 15. Floor Plan
    16. 16. Entrance
    17. 17. Hanging Out
    18. 18. Messing Around
    19. 19. Geeking Out
    20. 20. Floor Plan
    21. 21. Perspectives <ul><li>Story-Driven Process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vignettes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pre-visualization through character experiences </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Adapted using floorplans and flythroughs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Jerome and Maria </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Specific Guest Experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Varied interactions with mentors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Engage differed interests </li></ul></ul>
    22. 22. Interior Design <ul><li>Dividing the space with color </li></ul>
    23. 23. Interior Design <ul><li>Eco-friendly products </li></ul>
    24. 24. Color Schemes
    25. 25. LCD Tree
    26. 26. Before
    27. 27. After
    28. 28. YOUmedia @ CPL <ul><li>Space in use </li></ul>
    29. 29. Hanging Out and Stage Area
    30. 30. Digital Media
    31. 31. Gaming
    32. 33. More Info <ul><ul><li>Cory Garfin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>