Placemaking in the Digital Age

IoT Technologies are becoming pervasive in our physical environments. Everyday objects — thermostats, lights, locks, doors, appliances, and automobiles — promise a smarter and a more connected world. While it cannot be denied that these developments are making our lives exceedingly more convenient, these gadgets are far from building true experiences of place. As our physical and digital worlds converge, designers are carving paths into an unknown territory, and design relationships will need deeper scrutiny to create truly harmonious environments. Placemaking will evolve into an interdisciplinary practice that involves collaborations between experience designers, architects, technologists, and developers.

At this event, we’ll examine this new approach to placemaking specifically in the retail sector. Our panel of experience designers, architects, and technologists will discuss how to design immersive retail environments. Experts will share insights on integrating IoTs, AR and VR technologies in retail spaces; trends and pitfalls across various industries; and predict the role of ambient experiences in creating compelling retail environments.

Moderated by Cat Rayburn, Principal Design Researcher @ Amplified.

Panelists include:
Gregg Sloan - Chief Creative Officer, Amplified
Matt Billerbeck - Senior Vice President, CallisonRTKL
Joan F. Insel - Vice President, CallisonRTKL
Bill Fritch - Vice Chairman, Digital Kitchen
Josh Ekandem - Design Technologist, IoTG Intel

Panel + Exhibit + Wine + Nibbles

  • Friday, April 20

    3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
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Amplified joined by CallisonRTKL & Digital Kitchen

Amplified is an experience design and technology innovation company pushing the boundaries of how we imagine and craft customer experiences.