Michael Schneider On Designing Building Experiences In The New Normal
July 8, 2020 by Dave Haynes
I was kinda sorta off last week and did not record a new interview, but I have this audio track from a recent online event that’s well worth sharing. The pandemic shifted InfoComm 2020 from Las Vegas to online last month, and one of many educational sessions held at InfoComm Connected was about experiential design.
I was the host, and my guest was Michael Schneider of the giant global design firm Gensler. I’ve known Michael for a few years, first at ESI Design and now at the New York City offices of Gensler, where he runs the Media Architecture team.
The session was called Designing Contact-Free Building Experiences, and was a chat about how the global health care crisis is forcing a re-think of using and navigating public and commercial building spaces. Where much of the experience in big buildings lately has been about Wow Factor, health safety and utility are now in the mix.
The session was a video call, with a chat recorded ahead of time and then live Q&A. About 20 minutes in, you will hear the tech jump in with a few questions. If you registered for InfoComm Connected, you can also go in and watch the video, or many, many others held during AVIXA’s online event.
I’ll have a fresh podcast, with transcription, next week.