The iphone app we built for the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, “Explore 9/11″ is currently featured in the “New and Noteworthy” section of the iTunes app store! Check it out!More info on apple.com
Recently the New York Times called for people to submit new user interface re-design ideas for New York City voting machines. Local Projects’ graphic is now first on nytimes.com!
We’re both humbled and thrilled to announce our selection as a Finalist by the Smithsonian’s Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum for the 2010 National Design Awards. The National Design Awards celebrate the best in American design. Finalists are selected from a pool of roughly 2500 nominees for originality, innovation, imagination and insight in their body of work. The awards honor excellence in design that impacts the public’s quality of life. We are also very excited for Jake to attend the presentation of awards at the White House!
Learn more about the award at www.nationaldesignawards.org
Make History in the New York Times Today: Jake talks to Alex Wright about Crowd-sourcing Museum Collections
Alex Wright interviewed Jake about Make History, the site Local Projects created for the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, a leader in the bottom-up museum collections movement.
“The key is to use constraints,” said Jake Barton, the lead designer for Make History. “Just giving visitors an open mike is the least kind thing you can do. We are asking for people’s experiences, but that doesn’t relieve us of the responsibility to share a narrative with the visitor.” Read full article here
Recently Jake presented at GOOD Design NYC, presented by GOOD at Nau, a showcase for ways design can serve New York. Local Projects took on the question of “How can we get more people to ride their bikes?” from Rick Bell and Sherida Paulsen of AIA NY. Local Projects proposed BIKE IT! a super-charged iPhone app that calculates time and money saved as well as calories burned plus locations of other cyclists through interactive bus shelters.
Watch Poptech’s video of the talk here: