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DesignLab & Media Studios Open House

DesignLab is located on the second floor of College Library, in Helen C. White Hall. Photo by Brent Nicastro.

DesignLab is hosting an Open House tomorrow, February 8th from 2:30-5pm.  Librarians, faculty, staff and students are invited to stop in any time between 2:30 and 5:00pm for tours of the spaces, opportunities to ask questions and talk with instructors and consultants, and to enjoy conversation (and treats).

Last November, we shared an in-depth overview of DesignLab,  new, renovated educational service area on the second floor of College Library.  The DesignLab & Media Studio’s mission is to help “democratize digitality,” and the DesignLab website draws parallels between these efforts and the way public education revolutionized and democratized literacy in the 19th century.

The services offered focus on one-on-one and small group consultations with design consultants trained to help students hone the conceptual, aesthetic, and technical skills they need to complete digital projects and ultimately work effectively in digital media.  If this sounds familiar, it should; DesignLab’s services are likened to the Writing Center’s writing assistance services, a highly successful model that was developed here at UW.  DesignLab’s consultations are meant to compliment Writing Center consultations and DoIT’s STS workshops to offer students a broad range of personalized educational support opportunities.

At a Glance:

  • What: DesignLab Open House
  • Where: DesignLab & Media Studios, 2nd Floor, College Library, Helen C. White Hall.
  • When” Friday February 8, 2:30-5 PM

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