is Assistant Professor in the Communication, Media & Learning Technologies Design
program at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her research examines creative participation
in online contexts, with a particular focus on the social, educational and civic implications
of online creativity. Her work has been published in the Journal of Communication, New Media & Society, Communication Theory, the International
Journal of Communication, and Information, Communication & Society
, among others. She received her PhD from the Annenberg School for Communication at
the University of Southern California.
An Interdisciplinary Perspective on Participation in/and Learning
Kevin Park has been a faculty member at New York University since 2013 and New York
Institute of Technology since 2007. He is also co-founder/director of UX design at
ObjectivEye, a startup that provides a deep understanding and customized UX/UI design
and analysis to the AR/VR industry. He is co-creator of the AR/VR Diploma program
and UX Design Professional Diploma program at New York University and AR/VR Certificate
program at New York Institute of Technology. Their mission is to bring students through
a fast-paced program that will advance their understanding of AR/VR and UX/UI in the
world today. He’s previously worked as a Senior UX Design Manager at The Metropolitan
Museum of Art for seventeen years and have consulted companies such as the Pentagram,
the Antenna International, the Smithsonian Institution, the Museum of Modern Art,
the Guggenheim Museum, The Art Institute of Chicago, Harvard University, and McDonald’s.
He holds an MFA in Graphic Design from School of Visual Arts, and a BFA in Graphic
Design from Maryland Institute College of Art.
Unconventional and Unpredictable: Application of AR/VR to Enhance Global Education
is the technical manager leading the Faculty Research Space, an Academic Affairs/IT
Collaboration, at Fashion Institute of Technology. He created a model to provide support
for emerging technologies that has brought in technology such as augmented reality,
virtual reality, and drones. He received a BS in Information Systems for Business
at Leeds Beckett University in UK and MEd in Instructional Design from the University
of Massachusetts, Boston.
Case Studies in Innovation
is Assistant Professor and Coordinator/Instructional Designer at the Center for Excellence
in Teaching at Fashion Institute of Technology. As an elected chair of the SUNY Faculty
Advisory Council on Teaching and Technology (FACT2), he has advocated and acted as
a liaison for university stakeholders in the use of technology in service of pedagogy
and research. Educator, technologist, consultant, creative and business manager, he
has served on the advisory boards of Ziff Davis and customer advisory board at Apple;
and also managed creative imaging and technology solutions for marketing, design and
advertising agencies such as L'Oral brands, Estee Lauder, Volvo, BMW, Mercedes Benz
Case Studies in Innovation
is Creative Director at exhibit design firm Local Projects, will use a variety of
case studies to explore these questions and give a behind-the-scenes look at the firm's
principles and methodologies. She will also show her team’s project for ARoS Public,
the education platform for the Aarhus Art Museum in Denmark, as an in-depth case study.
This will provide attendees with a behind-the-scenes look at Local Projects' process
and “Prototype First” approach. She will show how they broke all the rules to make
art social, and deliver towards the mandate of a “Mental Fitness Center.” Throughout
her career she has posed the following questions: what's the best way to break the
habitual conventions of engaging with content in the museum space?; how can we turn
visitors from passive observers into active participants, and why should we even aspire
to do so?; how do we use storytelling, design and technology to strike emotional chords
and increase curiosity, attention and learning?
Facilitating Learning through Storytelling, Design and Technology
is Chief Experience Officer at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. She
aims to seamlessly weave the digital and the physical experience at Cooper Hewitt.
She oversees the Digital and Emerging Media, Visitor Experience and Operations teams
to push forward the Museum's pioneering visitor experience. Previously as Director
of Digital at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, she served as the inaugural director
of digital and information services, directing the launch of a new award-winning website
and led new initiatives to improve the visitor experience. In 2017, She had participated
as a Fellow in the Getty Leadership Institute (GLI) and was President of MCN (Museum
Computer Network), a not-for-profit organization representing a wide range of information
professionals from cultural sector institutions in the US and around the world. As
the Head of Digital Content at Imperial War Museums in London, she spearheaded the
strategic development of digital media and the management and delivery of all public
facing digital outputs from 2009 to 2014. A graduate of Mount Holyoke College, she
holds a master’s degree in social and political thought from the University of Sussex.
Digital Strategies of Museum Programs: Instructional Design, Global Education, and