Jill Nussbaum, faculty for “Design in Public Spaces,” a first-year course, is working together with the Design Innovation group at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in New York City to consider how digital design and technology can improve the patient experience when visiting a proposed new oncology center in Manhattan. From Nussbaum:
The rising prevalence of ubiquitous technology is changing our everyday experiences and relationship to place. Public space design has traditionally been the domain of architects and urban planners, but with the growth of mobile, embedded, wearable, and networked technology, interaction designers are critical to crafting these location-aware experiences.
Working in teams this semester, the class will culminate in a final presentation in April. Stay tuned.