Jake was a finalist for the National Design Award in Communications in 2006 and attended the White House reception hosted by the First Lady and the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. He has lectured extensively at conferences including the Gravity Free Design Conference in Chicago, UX Week in San Francisco, and the IDEA Conference in both Seattle and New York. His work has received two gold, one silver, and one bronze medal from the IDSA Industrial Designers Society of America, as well as five awards from ID Magazine, and three from the AIGA. He serves on the board of AIGA/NY and on the advisory council of the Gravity Free Design Conference. He has a master’s degree from NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program, where he currently teaches the master’s thesis class. Before founding Local Projects, Jake worked as an exhibition designer for Ralph Appelbaum Associates for seven years.
Local Projects work centers on participation and collaborative storytelling. In this investigation of how we share today, individual memories, ideas and stories are gathered into larger sites for collective witness. By creating interactions that are actionable and meaningful, these collaborative storytelling systems have created a space for people to share their experiences with the world, creating a collective memory for hundreds of thousands of people in the present.
Peep behind walls made of bits and bytes to unravel and contemplate the art and science of imagining, coding and building interactive environments. The panel will search for some general process ideas, tips, warnings, recommendations and insights into the making of these fascinating spaces. Moderated by Tali Krakowsky with panelists Emily Gobeille, Theo Watson and Jake Barton.