Jake Barton of Local Projects, National Design Award Finalist in 2010 and 2006, warmly welcomed Cooper-Hewitt Members for a behind-the-scenes look at his media-design firm. A great story teller himself, Jake spoke of the clever uses of information design, media production, interactivity, and social media to both solicit and tell stories. Local Projects was the interaction-design firm for StoryCorps, co-creator of the Official NYC Information Center, and is currently partnered with Thinc Design as lead exhibition designers for the 9/11 Memorial Museum (including the Explore 9.11 app). Highlights included a sneak peek of the Give a Minute just days before going live, and seeing the “prototyping room” where projects are built to test ideas.


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