Tessellate Co-Founder and President, Emily Conrad, will be a featured speaker at the #USACEWomen in Business Summit. The Summit will bring together professionals from across the United States and Central Europe to strengthen transatlantic connections between businesswomen. Join the event on Thursday, October 17 at the Tribeca Rooftop in NYC, www.USACEWomen.com
We are honored that Tessellate’s work on the Mobile Food Lab has been awarded as a Runner Up for two Core 77 Design Awards, in both the Transportation category and the Design for Social Impact category! We are truly honored to be chosen out of thousands of applicants for these two awards.
As Runner Up, we are now eligible to win the Community Choice Award but we need your help! Voting is open now until July 8, 2019. Please click here, every vote counts!
The Mobile Food Lab (MFL) is an entirely customized school bus outfitted as a brightly lit greenhouse, exhibit space, and lab space to teach kids about healthy eating; all within 300 square feet of moveable space. This “food truck” is bait for hooking students K-8 on science, art, and better eating habits. The experiential mobile classroom travels to underserved communities to teach kids that healthy food can be grown and enjoyed everywhere, and to explain how these plants nourish our minds and bodies. The MFL’s primary missions are to help children develop a healthy connection to food by harnessing their innate curiosity through a multisensory experience of smell, sight, touch, and taste. The MFL uses food as the medium to teach a curriculum of science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM).
“Recognizing excellence in all areas of design enterprise, the Core77 Design Awards annually celebrates the richness of the design profession as well as the insight and perseverance of its practitioners. Now in its ninth year, the Awards program remains dedicated to excellence and inclusivity, offering both students and professionals the opportunity to promote their best work on a global scale across 19 distinct design disciplines.” Core 77
The Tompkins Center for History and Culture has finally opened its doors in Ithaca, NY!
We are honored to have partnered with the History Center in Tompkins County to create a first-of-its-kind exhibit, providing an in-depth experience of Tompkins County’s rich cultural history and it's impact on the world. The exhibit hall was designed by Tessellate to create vibrant, interactive learning experiences that allow the public to explore and be fully immersed in Tompkins County local and regional history through multimedia exhibits.
“Working with Tessellate on the new exhibit space for the new center was a gratifying experience; we now have a versatile foundation for engaging with the public. The Content Management system they designed keeps our interactive content and media fresh and up to date.” - Rod Howe, Executive Director, The History Center in Tompkins County, Ithaca, NY
Tessellate is overjoyed to see the success of our collaboration with The History Center in Tompkins County come to life. It is here where visitors will explore the region's human history – both indigenous and colonial. At the center of the exhibit hall, the reconstructed Tommy Plane that made it’s centennial flight last fall offered a tribute to Ithaca's industrial past and enterprising present. Before entering the renovated bank vault which we converted into timeline tunnel, visitors are introduced to the Gayogo̱hó:nǫ (Cayuga) Nation culture with a projected media animation. This animation (as seen below) was created by Tessellate in collaboration with members of the Gayogo̱hó:nǫ Nation. This animation spans the past, present, and future of the Gayogo̱hó:nǫ presence in Tompkins County.
Tessellate is proud to announce that our Co-founder and President, Emily Conrad, had a successful session at the Museum Association of New York's 2019 Annual Conference! Emily co-presented alongside one of our current clients Rod Howe, Executive Director at the Tompkins History Center and David Furber of Gorges, Inc.
The session, The History Center in a New Context: Innovative, Immersive, and Interactive focused on the collaboration and process the design and client team experienced to create a dynamic, engaging, physical and technical environment that allows The History Center to better fulfill their mission and vision.
Tessellate is excited to announce our Co-founder and President, Emily Conrad will be a speaker at the Museum Association of New York's 2019 Annual Conference in Cooperstown, NY.
The session, The History Center in a New Context: Innovative, Immersive, and Interactive will focus on the process the design and client team undertook to create a dynamic environment that allows The History Center an engaging physical and technical platform to better fulfill their mission and vision. Emily will discuss the collaboration with The History Center in Tompkins County and the partners of the Tompkins Center for History and Culture slated to open Spring 2019.
Emily will be co-presenting with Rod Howe, Executive Director of The History Center in Tompkins County, Susan Holland, Executive Director of Historic Ithaca, and David Furber of Gorges, Inc, the project’s software development firm.
MANY represents New York State's museums, historical societies, zoos, botanical gardens, and aquariums. We are excited to be a part of this conference because MANY's mission to inspire, connect, and strengthen New York’s cultural community statewide by advocating, educating, collaborating, and supporting professional standards and organizational development lies closely to Tessellate's work.
At Tessellate, we believe your museum's artwork and artifacts are part of the institution’s larger narrative, and that objects in a collection are the outcomes of ideas deeper than face value. The objects and artwork represent stories that are evocative of rich histories, bold missions and illuminate concepts relevant to visitors today.
Because we believe in the power of museums, and the power of objects to tell impactful stories, we have created a technology solution for museums to bring their collections and exhibits to life. This includes smart cases, interactive exhibit explorers, and moving images that tell the narrative beneath the objects and artifacts. The stories your audience wants to hear and connect with.
Tessellate has designed and built, in partnership with GORGES, a pilot technology platform that can bring your museum’s mission and collections to life. The platform is a back-end and front-end Exhibit Management System that is easy to use, maintain, and update. And we hope to share this with your museum! Reach out if you are interested in learning more. email@example.com (WBE, WBENC)
The Mobile Food Lab opens its long-awaited bus doors to students this October! For our client, the Reed Foundation and GreensDoGood, Tessellate provided a turnkey design and build solution for this experiential vehicle centered around food literacy. Food literacy teaches kids where food comes from, how it nourishes and impacts us, and shapes our world. Aboard this bus children from grades K through 8 get to learn about key themes of Food Science, Urban Agriculture, Creativity and Cooking through hands-on activities - within in a flexible and accessible experiential vehicle. Through multi-sensory, interactive stations Tessellate's goal is to harness students innate curiosity. Find more details at www.mobilefoodlab.org.
Project Team: Emily Conrad (Experience Design and Project Management), Joe Karadin (Physical Design), Tucker Viemeister (Visual Design and Creative Direction), Sadie Coughlin-Prego (Experience Designer).
Turnkey Design and Build solution including Physical Design, Experience Design, Visual Design, Branding, and Production Management.
Fabrication services provided by EXPLUS.
Photo courtesy of Frank Mentesana of EcoSpaces
Emily Conrad, Co-Founder and President of Tessellate Studio, will be giving a talk on New Methodologies in Exhibit Design: Start Up Practice Perspective at SEGD's Exhibit and Experience Design Conference in Washington, DC. August 23rd. With so much to share about growing Tessellate these past two years, participating in NEW INC's incubator for new practices in art design and technology, Emily will talk about what it means to be a start up in the design industry, how to stay focused on what really matters - making the human connection.
Tessellate is excited to be selected as the exhibit design team for Tompkins Center for History and Culture in gorges Ithaca New York. We love telling the stories of unique places!
Opening in 2019 the Tompkins Center for History and Culture will be a vibrant cultural destination on the Commons in downtown Ithaca, NY. It will deliver engaging multimedia exhibits and program experiences on local and regional history and on Tompkins County's impact on the world.
Emily Conrad, Co-founder of Tessellate, was invited to moderate a discussion for SEGD's XLAB panel Disrupted Storytelling: New Models for User Engagement. The discussion centered around technology and the benefits of tactile and screen based interactives for museums. Thanks to our friends at Xibitz for sponsoring the panel, and to SEGD for a great event. And we enjoyed having a full house at our first ever NEW INC studio tour!
The BioBus launch was celebrated last night in Harlem at the Jerome L. Greene Center, which is part of Columbia's Manhattanville campus and home to the BioBase Harlem. We were thrilled to be alongside scientists, donors, and families as part of the festivities.
Tessellate Designs BioBus, Innovative Science Education Lab
Seeking to create a mobile lab prototype to support their new model for STEM education, BioBus asked Tessellate to plan and design their innovative community laboratory outfitted in an Airstream trailer to serve as the next generation of BioBus’s growing fleet in New York City . BioBus is the first of it's kind hands-on mobile laboratory equipped with high tech science equipment, microscopes, and expert scientist ready to share their passion for biology. This open-ended, exploratory environment required Tessellate’s design team to develop a tightly integrated physical, technical and experiential design from the inside out. Tessellate developed the new visual identity, including the logo, pattern design, and environmental graphics that are expressed throughout the surfaces and physical elements of the lab. Fabrication services provided by Ultimate Airstream.
Tessellate Co-founder, Emily Conrad, will be moderating the Disrupted Storytelling; New Models for User Engagement panel at XLab 2017. Join us in NYC on Thursday, November 2nd for an exciting and informative event!
SEGD’s Xlab returns this November in New York with a focus on change and innovation in experience design. This year’s theme, Experience Design in the Era of Disruption, will showcase how disruption is impacting experience design and the way people are using and interacting with places and spaces. https://segd.org/workshop/2017-xlab
This summer, Tessellate's Co-founder Joe Karadin was honored to host ten students from the Zhejiang University of Technology School of Art for an Introduction to Exhibition Design Summer seminar class at the Fashion Institute of Technology Exhibition Program in New York City. The week long class included an overview of exhibition design and two assignments centered around the theme of Curiosity and Constraints, two of the more important aspects of exhibition design. The students did an amazing job of exploring New York and finding things that sparked their curiosity and changed the perspective on how the see and interpret the world around them. The second assignment Pen and Paper explored the notions of designing with constraints and using your powers of creativity to solve for limited design constraints. Joe was excited to have had the opportunity to share his extensive experiences as a designer with this wonderful group of future designers.
Special Thanks to Brenda Cowan, Christina Lyons, (Iris) Pan Chen Qi. (for her patience in translating), (Renee) Ren Yi and of course our ten amazing students.
林俊杰 Junjie Lin
高晗吉 Hanji Gao
王正潇 Zhengxiao Wang
金思聪 Sicong Jin
黄逸儿 Yier Huang
王一纯 Yichun Wang
朱天虹 Tianhong Zhu
倪菁 Jing Ni
丁佳燕 Jiayan Ding
徐陈晴 Chenqing Xu
At Tessellate, we are fans of creating first-person fly-throughs for every design. Fly-throughs are a virtual but accurate model of a design that includes physical, media, and software elements. This helps the design team to collaboratively bring a concept to life from each discipline and see it all come together. This process improves the overall design. Fly-throughs also allow our clients visualize the space, scale, and details of a project. And for media and print graphics, animated fly-throughs help differentiate between static and dynamic displays. Most recently our fabulous design team put together a fly-through of the National Airmail Museum Concept, which can be seen below.
Learn more about the National Airmail Museum here.
The BioBus is live! And ready for visitors to the mobile lab. What we love about BioBus is that it's the first of it's kind hands on mobile laboratory equipped with high tech science equipment, microscopes, and amazing scientist ready to share their passion for biology. Biobus a break from traditional education and science classes, and inspires budding scientists. Tessellate was fortunate to work with the BioBus team on their new logo, visual style and redesign of the bus, which is now a high tech Airstream trailer. From start to finish, inside and out.
Tessellate is thrilled to be a member of the New Museum's Incubator program, New Inc. We have exciting plans to rethink the model of museums, the dissemination of information, and how relevant, topical information is accessed through experiences. Come visit our new workspace on the Bowery!
"NEW INC was founded by the New Museum in 2014 and is the first museum-led cultural incubator dedicated to supporting innovation, collaboration, and entrepreneurship across art, design, and technology."