Clemson University’s Watt Family Innovation Center showcased its collaboration–conducive technology at a Public Open House on January 22, 2016.
“This is the learning environment of the future,” said David Vargo CTS-D, Principal of BrightTree Studios and lead system designer on the project, in a previous statement. “Through the vision of Dr. Watt, Clemson University and a highly collaborative, design-driven process we have created a beautiful academic center built on 21st century technology capable of facilitating collaboration across multiple disciplines and accommodating the different learning pedagogies and preferences of millennials. The building is a highly-integrated blank canvas with unlimited potential.”
The Watt Family Innovation Center’s featured technology included:
• Four touchscreen and ID-interactive video walls
• A 30-feet long interactive video wall in its 200-seat auditorium
• The Academic Research Center, which is used by faculty only, to simulate different spaces in the building to match their teaching styles
“Clemson’s Watt Family Innovation Center has created a unique, technology-driven learning model that, I believe, will serve as a prototype for future Innovation Centers across the world,” said Bill McIntosh, President of BrightTree Studios, in a previous statement. “My hat’s off to Dr. Watt and Clemson University for their unbounded vision, contagious passion, and pursuit of challenging the status quo.”