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  • The virtual show presented sessions on how to integrate content, space and audiovisual technology to enrich experiences. Now these sessions are available on demand! 
  • How AV Integrators Fit Into the Experience Design Process

    Thursday, July 30, 2020 by Annette Sandler
    We asked eight talented experience designers to weigh in on the question, “How do AV integrators fit into the experience design process?”
  • Technology May Change, But the Story Remains the Same

    Wednesday, July 29, 2020 by Kirsten Nelson
    Creating a museum of the future requires a great deal of imaginative thinking at any time. But imagine building a museum that’s all about the future when that prospect seems even more challenging to p ...
  • Podcast: Designing with 3D Printing

    Thursday, July 23, 2020 by Kirsten Nelson
    In this episode, we chat with three experts who bring different perspectives on how 3D printing will change the way projects are built and realized.
  • Michelle Higa Fox is an artist and filmmaker who combines code-based visuals with handmade animation. Her work has earned her an Emmy Award for Outstanding Motion Graphics.
  • 8 New Ideas for Immersive Experiences

    Monday, July 20, 2020 by Annette Sandler
    We asked eight designers, “What new ideas in immersive experiences are you most excited about?”
  • Touchless Technologies Will Define the Next Brand Experiences

    Monday, July 20, 2020 by Kirsten Nelson
    Brands are considering the use of experiential technologies that until recently seemed like a reach, but maybe now is their moment to create real connection.
  • We need shared experiences to be fully human. In this moment, it becomes even more useful with the social distancing due to COVID and the social divisions we are experiencing. 
  • What elements of virtual interactions will we see the built environment as we re-enter the world with new standards for health and safety?
  • "Live Content is King" When Creating Memorable Experiences

    Wednesday, July 01, 2020 by Annette Sandler
    It’s time to think about the new memorable. What makes for the most successful interaction in an experience design, from a technological and a human perspective?
  • Podcast: Reflecting Multiple Voices through Transmedia Design

    Wednesday, July 01, 2020 by Kirsten Nelson
    This episode examines how we can expand storytelling through transmedia design — telling stories using multiple mediums and reflecting multiple voices.
  • Podcast: What’s Memorable Now?

    Thursday, June 11, 2020 by Kirsten Nelson
    TIDE Generator host Kirsten Nelson examines what makes things memorable with Paul Chavez (Arup) and Nathan Adkisson (Local Projects) 
  • Podcast: User Experience Design for Museums and Events

    Thursday, May 21, 2020 by Kirsten Nelson
    In this episode of the TIDE® Generator podcast we consider two areas consistently at the forefront of engagement: museums and events.
  • Experience is not just about our brains. We experience things with our whole bodies. Physical computing allows us to address each part of the human experience.
  • How Might We Support Human Connection in Virtual Places?

    Friday, May 15, 2020 by Rachel Bradshaw
    In April, AVIXA convened its first virtual Cohort Lab to explore why humans are so driven to gather in person, and how we can leverage technology to respond to those needs. At the end of the session, ...
  • Podcast: What’s Next for the Built Environment?

    Thursday, May 07, 2020 by Kirsten Nelson
    Introducing TIDE® Generator from AVIXA®, a biweekly series of conversations on the built environment hosted by Kirsten Nelson.  
  • Audio Branding Helps to Define the New Virtual Era

    Friday, April 17, 2020 by Kirsten Nelson
    As podcasts and audiobooks grow in popularity, and as voice control moves from home-based digital assistants into “smart earphones”, audio is moving to the fore. the temporary elimination of physical ...
  • Listen While You Work: 8 TIDE Podcast Recommendations

    Friday, April 17, 2020 by Annette Sandler
    Need a break from your screen? We asked TIDE speakers to tell us the top podcasts that inspire them to create, design, think, and wonder.
  • Make Your Virtual Event More Than Just Another Video Meeting

    Friday, April 17, 2020 by Kirsten Nelson
    Now that we watch our entire lives on screens, constantly flipping back and forth between emails, news, and social media, it’s going to take something pretty special to make us tune in for longer-form ...
  • The Next Wave From TIDE

    Friday, April 17, 2020 by Annette Sandler
    The in-person conference experience is on hold, but TIDE conversations will continue online starting in May.
  • Big Architecture Invests in the Future of Experience Design

    Tuesday, March 24, 2020 by Kirsten Nelson
    The built environment is telling new stories today, and those require the thoughtful integration of AV, lighting and control technology.
  • Meet Emily Conrad, Co-Founder of Tessellate Studio. She draws upon her expertise in technology to create rich, meaningful experiences that educate and leave a lasting impact.
  • Meet Noah Waxman of Cactus

    Tuesday, March 10, 2020
    Noah Waxman co-founded Cactus, where he steers a team that integrates digital technology into design. In a rapidly changing cultural shift from analog to digital, Waxman is at the forefront of a new a ...
  • 5 Ways to Design for Greener Digital Signage

    Wednesday, March 04, 2020 by Brad Grimes
    Digital signage is a valuable technology tool for helping companies, organizations, and individuals create better outcomes, but it also consumes precious energy and leaves a footprint. Starting with c ...
  • Arup’s Gideon D’Arcangelo, who joined the firm in 2019 to head up the experience design practice, discusses family, stories, and the responsibility inherent in shaping new technologies. 
  • Immersive AV Meets the Built Environment at TIDE 2020

    Wednesday, March 04, 2020 by Kirsten Nelson
    TIDE 2020 will be a new half-day program focused on the collaborative ties between media architecture and AV installation. On stage at this TIDE, leading experiential designers will explore the creati ...
  • How Much LED is Too Much LED?

    Tuesday, January 28, 2020 by Brad Grimes
    Everything that makes LED great can also be its potential downside. While dynamic, LED could easily be overused or used without regard for several important factors, not the least of which is the cont ...
  • No Islands in This (Work)stream

    Monday, January 27, 2020 by Brad Grimes
    Analysts have coined the phrase “workstream collaboration” to describe an ecosystem of content, workspaces, technologies, and processes that create a persistent, collaborative environment.
  • Inertia of the Workplace

    Monday, January 27, 2020 by Mark Coxon
    The problem with many AV designs is that they’re created in a vacuum. Designers rarely meet those using the systems. Therefore, as designers, we should observe the existing users in their day-to-day r ...
  • The integration of custom digital canvases and artistic audiovisual effects into physical and architectural design transforms how people connect with the space and with each other, producing a new kin ...
  • How Technology Adds More Life to Work-Life Balance

    Monday, January 27, 2020 by Kirsten Nelson
    Adding lighthearted and personal options in the office is a productivity enhancement. And there are metrics to prove it. New research, and human-centric analytics like the WELL Building Standard, can ...
  • The Mixed Reality of Retail Today: The Possibilities of AR & VR

    Tuesday, November 26, 2019 by Chuck Palmer
    Virtual Reality is an oxymoron.  There is reality and there is not. The possibilities of augmented reality and virtual reality lie in the infinite continuum between what is real and what is not. 
  • Playing for Real In the Workplace

    Tuesday, September 17, 2019 by Cindy Davis
    Tour the image gallery to see how fun and video games have turned into productive workplace tools and sometimes mission critical applications.
  • Engineering Experiences | Inside the Gensler Experience Index

    Tuesday, September 17, 2019 by Cindy Davis
    Global design and architecture firm, Gensler, has published its findings of a multi-year research effort to identify and quantify the factors of design that impact the human experience.
  • Designing an Inclusive Gen Z Workplace

    Tuesday, September 17, 2019 by Cindy Davis
    Many companies focused on designing for Millennial workers, but Baby Boomers did not retire as quickly as people expected, creating myriad workplace challenges. New, inclusive workplace design concept ...
  • Envisioning the Future: Experiential Workspace Case Study

    Tuesday, September 17, 2019 by Kirsten Nelson
    Whether the objective is team-building, a product launch or a serious, heads-down strategy session, many companies are using off-site meetings to deliver fresh ideas.
  • Multi-use, multi-discipline, multi-platform, multi-dimensional, multi-generational, multi-tasking, multi-lingual, and multimodal are only a few of the terms used to describe today’s diverse workforce ...
  • The Social Experience: How Art and Tech Reimagine Public Spaces

    Monday, September 16, 2019 by Kirsten Nelson
    Ultimately, deep media is about providing a fully realized visual instrument to the client, rather than just a big display. It’s a living platform that transforms a physical space with intelligent, ex ...
  • The UX Factor: How Usability, Feeling, and Flow Drive Good UX

    Monday, September 16, 2019 by Margot Douaihy
    You don’t need to be a philosopher or semanticist to get it: without the user, there is no experience.
  • The Power of Interactivity – A Tale of Two Panels

    Friday, September 06, 2019 by Patrice Speed
    Patrice Speed shares her inspiring experience at TIDE 2019
  • TIDE 2019: Expanding AV Horizons

    Monday, June 17, 2019 by Hurrairah Bin Sohail
    AVIXA refers to the TIDE conference as ‘AV’s campfire’ and the moniker is apt. At InfoComm 2019, held in Orlando, USA, the AV community gathered to discuss how the industry as a whole could shift gear ...
  • InfoComm 2019: Highlights from TIDE Conference

    Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by Zoe Mutter
    InfoComm kicked off in style yesterday with yet another fascinating TIDE conference. We’ve rounded up some of the highlights from a packed day of insightful sessions.
  • TIDE 2019 Creates a Bonding Experience

    Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by Megan A. Dutta
    Jeff Day, CEO of North of 10 Advisors, kicked off the annual TIDE (Technology. Innovation. Design. Experience.) Conference by inviting everyone to gather round. “TIDE is the campfire of this industry— ...
  • Many live events are thrilling, but what makes an experience unforgettable? How can technology be used to deepen engagement? This inspired gallery highlights the technical strategies and imaginative b ...
  • Mapping your concept and message to create the ultimate immersive experiences.
  • Not a dry eye remained in an audience of more than 20,000 at the University of Virginia (UVA)’s Bicentennial Launch Celebration in 2017.
  • It can be challenging to talk about experience because the word itself is so pervasive in daily life. Unlike a term that has a specific and unchanging meaning, such as, say, “local area network,” we t ...