Cultural Wayfinding
Connecting local resources to
foster global citizenship
Contents



  Background

  Insights

  Concepts Framework

  Appearance Prototypes
Background
“The campus of Indiana University is not just in
  Bloomington, or even the state of Indiana; it
 encompasses the four cor...
People
People


         10,000
People


         10,000
          130
People


         10,000
          130
          65
Cultural Festivals
Hidden Treasures
Flavors
Insights
Insights



Opportunities to explore cultures
Insights



Opportunities to explore cultures

Difficulties in finding the way
Insights



Opportunities to explore cultures

Difficulties in finding the way

Leveraging the tastes of IU
Concepts
World Piece               CONCEPT GENERATION:
                                                              Cultural UFOs
...
CONCEPT FRAMEWORK:




PEOPLE   PLACES        EVENTS   CULTURE
World Piece               CONCEPT GENERATION:
                                                              Cultural UFOs
...
CONCEPT: HANDSHAKE MIRROR
PEOPLE
CONCEPT: GLOBAL GATES
PLACES
CONCEPT: INFORMATION GLOBES
EVENTS
CONCEPT: NEWS GLOBES
CULTURE
Appearance Prototypes
Event Kiosks
Global Gates
Global Trees
Transparent Phone
Cultural Mirror
Handshake Mirror
Cultural Clothing
Podcast Signs
News Globes
Draw Ball
Lamp Maps
Thank you. Questions?
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Indiana University is a cultural hot-spot in the otherwise predictable midwestern United States. In order to cultivate a more culturally inspired and aware population at Indiana Univeristy, we created a series of conceptual designs that aim to bring culturally relevant experiences to the masses.

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  • Images courtesy: http://www.usco.com.bh/images/puzzle_pieces.jpg and www.worldofstock.com


  • ~10,000 students of different ethnicities from over 130 countries around the world
    ~65 international student organizations on campus
    University Planning and Institutional Research Association (www.iu.edu/~upira/)

  • ~10,000 students of different ethnicities from over 130 countries around the world
    ~65 international student organizations on campus
    University Planning and Institutional Research Association (www.iu.edu/~upira/)

  • ~10,000 students of different ethnicities from over 130 countries around the world
    ~65 international student organizations on campus
    University Planning and Institutional Research Association (www.iu.edu/~upira/)


  • Latino festival at Lacasa
  • IU Culture Fest

  • 22 Events happening today out of which 10 are cultural events (events.iu.edu)

  • Lilly Library holdings include about 400,000 books and more than 7.5 million manuscripts
    ranging from Gutenberg Bible to Bhagavad gita of the east


  • IU William & Gayle Cook Music Library is one of the largest music libraries in the world.
    Jacob school of music hosts 1,100 concerts and recitals a year, including operas, ballets, orchestras and jazz ensembles.
  • The Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center (NMBCC) is committed to academic excellence through quality educational, cultural, and social programs that promote public awareness about the Black experience.It also collaborates with the Asian Culture Center, the International Center, the Latino Cultural Center (La Casa), and the Office of Diversity Education

  • The Mathers Museum's collections consist of over 20,000 objects and 10,000 photographs representing cultures from each of the world's inhabited continents.
  • - IU Bloomington was named one of the five most beautiful campuses in the United States in Thomas Gaines' book The Campus as a Work of Art
    - to include things which belong to the community and also add to the flavor that attracts people.
  • - IU Bloomington was named one of the five most beautiful campuses in the United States in Thomas Gaines' book The Campus as a Work of Art
    - to include things which belong to the community and also add to the flavor that attracts people.

  • not just interesting objects..but these act as landmarks themselves



  • We don’t just see things. We see meanings through our horizons of understanding under cultural and situational influences. Experiences enrich our horizons of understandings, hence becoming better global citizens
    Lot of opportunity to explore cultures by attending events, interacting with people. Things are hard to find due to IU’s architectural style and lack of emphasis on signage system. Use what IU likes!
  • We don’t just see things. We see meanings through our horizons of understanding under cultural and situational influences. Experiences enrich our horizons of understandings, hence becoming better global citizens
    Lot of opportunity to explore cultures by attending events, interacting with people. Things are hard to find due to IU’s architectural style and lack of emphasis on signage system. Use what IU likes!
  • We don’t just see things. We see meanings through our horizons of understanding under cultural and situational influences. Experiences enrich our horizons of understandings, hence becoming better global citizens
    Lot of opportunity to explore cultures by attending events, interacting with people. Things are hard to find due to IU’s architectural style and lack of emphasis on signage system. Use what IU likes!
  • We don’t just see things. We see meanings through our horizons of understanding under cultural and situational influences. Experiences enrich our horizons of understandings, hence becoming better global citizens
    Lot of opportunity to explore cultures by attending events, interacting with people. Things are hard to find due to IU’s architectural style and lack of emphasis on signage system. Use what IU likes!
  • We don’t just see things. We see meanings through our horizons of understanding under cultural and situational influences. Experiences enrich our horizons of understandings, hence becoming better global citizens
    Lot of opportunity to explore cultures by attending events, interacting with people. Things are hard to find due to IU’s architectural style and lack of emphasis on signage system. Use what IU likes!
































  • - Event kiosks
    - Global Gates
    - Global Trees
    - Transparent phone
    - Cultural Mirror
    - Handshake Mirror
    - Cultural Clothing
    - Podcast Signage
    - News Globes
    - Draw ball
    -Lamp Maps


























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    1. 1. Cultural Wayfinding Connecting local resources to foster global citizenship
    2. 2. Contents Background Insights Concepts Framework Appearance Prototypes
    3. 3. Background
    4. 4. “The campus of Indiana University is not just in Bloomington, or even the state of Indiana; it encompasses the four corners of the globe.” -HERMAN B. WELLS, IU PRESIDENT 1937-1962
    5. 5. People
    6. 6. People 10,000
    7. 7. People 10,000 130
    8. 8. People 10,000 130 65
    9. 9. Cultural Festivals
    10. 10. Hidden Treasures
    11. 11. Flavors
    12. 12. Insights
    13. 13. Insights Opportunities to explore cultures
    14. 14. Insights Opportunities to explore cultures Difficulties in finding the way
    15. 15. Insights Opportunities to explore cultures Difficulties in finding the way Leveraging the tastes of IU
    16. 16. Concepts
    17. 17. World Piece CONCEPT GENERATION: Cultural UFOs Diversity Gates Diversity Shades DiversiPool Sign Podcaster SnowGlobes Sister Cities EventPlants Regional Trees Umbrella Share Global Games HotSpots iPhone Clothes Unlockable Content iWorld Handshaking Mirror Cultural Globe Risk / Conquerer Building Projector Mustaches of the World DrawBall Talking Signs Cloud Ball Scavenger Hunt Enliven the Mundane NewsGlobes DiversiBot Lamp Projector Diversity Lottery Kiosks Culturometer ClothesMirror Transparent Globe ArtPenPals Transforming Gates Sidewalk Maps Expert Event Kiosks Gesture Mirror 3D Google Earth Cultural Wiki DiversiBuddies
    18. 18. CONCEPT FRAMEWORK: PEOPLE PLACES EVENTS CULTURE
    19. 19. World Piece CONCEPT GENERATION: Cultural UFOs Diversity Gates Diversity Shades DiversiPool Sign Podcaster SnowGlobes Sister Cities EventPlants Regional Trees Umbrella Share Global Games HotSpots iPhone Clothes Unlockable Content iWorld Handshaking Mirror Cultural Globe Risk / Conquerer Building Projector Mustaches of the World DrawBall Talking Signs Cloud Ball Scavenger Hunt NewsGlobes Enliven the Mundane DiversiBot Lamp Projector Diversity Lottery Kiosks Culturometer ClothesMirror Transparent Globe ArtPenPals Transforming Gates Sidewalk Maps Expert Information TouchGlobe Gesture Mirror 3D Google Earth Cultural Wiki DiversiBuddies
    20. 20. CONCEPT: HANDSHAKE MIRROR
    21. 21. PEOPLE
    22. 22. CONCEPT: GLOBAL GATES
    23. 23. PLACES
    24. 24. CONCEPT: INFORMATION GLOBES
    25. 25. EVENTS
    26. 26. CONCEPT: NEWS GLOBES
    27. 27. CULTURE
    28. 28. Appearance Prototypes
    29. 29. Event Kiosks
    30. 30. Global Gates
    31. 31. Global Trees
    32. 32. Transparent Phone
    33. 33. Cultural Mirror
    34. 34. Handshake Mirror
    35. 35. Cultural Clothing
    36. 36. Podcast Signs
    37. 37. News Globes
    38. 38. Draw Ball
    39. 39. Lamp Maps
    40. 40. Thank you. Questions?
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