Brett Renfer, creative director at the LAB at Rockwell Group, gave a presentation at NYCCHI Presents: Connected Spaces - the Internet of Things held in September 2013 at Parsons School of Design.
Brett is a creative director at the LAB at Rockwell Group, where he leads interaction design efforts across a wide range of projects. Since joining the LAB in 2008, Brett has worked on a diverse range of projects that includes Plug-In-Play in San Jose, California, Build Up! in Washington, DC, and the Cosmopolitan Hotel West Lobby in Las Vegas, Nevada. Brett also manages and develops TSPS and other open-source LAB projects.
ROCKWELL GROUP LAB: As an interactive design firm embedded within a larger architecture firm, the LAB seeks to blur the line between the physical and virtual in all of our projects. Our process relies heavily on iterative prototypes. Through making and experimenting we gain a deeper understanding of the user experience and uncover new opportunities and insights.
In our presentation we will explore two projects that showcase different aspects of our work process. Plug-in-Play is a performative celebration of city life and activity, where both physical and virtual activity is filtered and translated into an abstracted cityscape that is projected on the façade of the San Jose City Hall building. The West Lobby of the Cosmopolitan is a site-specific, permanent new media platform that creates a larger-than-life inhabitable environment.
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