News & Notes
Slover Linett October News: new findings on science engagement + new clients and conferences
As you may know, we’ve been working with the team at LabX, the new public engagement program at the National Academy of Sciences, to understand how younger adults in the U.S. feel about science and how to create relevant experiences for them, live and online. We’re delighted to share a summary one-sheet from that research with you today — and to announce that a much more detailed, interactive report site is being developed. Stay tuned! And do let us know what you think of these research findings.
In other news, our recent series of posts on the 6 Ps of Experience Design has sparked great conversation. Thanks for all the tweets, emails, and LinkedIn comments! Coming soon: a new summary of the framework plus a worksheet and creative exercises to help you put the 6 Ps into action with your team, your board, and your planning design partners.
We’re also proud to welcome wonderful new clients in the performing and visual arts, from both coasts and in between: Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM to its friends), the Cleveland Orchestra, the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, and two beloved NYC institutions: The Jewish Museum and the Morgan Library & Museum. It’s such a pleasure to be helping these cultural innovators deepen their understanding of their audiences and communities, and we hope to share findings from many of these projects in the coming months.
And finally, we’re excited about attending a few conferences this month that are new to us — and in one case new to the field. This week, co-director of research and vice president Jen Benoit-Bryan, PhD attended the 2019 Visitor Experience Conference in Philadelphia. She’s now in New York presenting at the first convening of The High Line Network, an international group of infrastructure and placemaking projects representing the next generation of public spaces. (Jen will share some of the research we’ve been doing with The High Line itself for several years.) If you’re there, say hello to Jen.
We’re also attending and sponsoring for the first time at Capacity Interactive’s famously valuable Digital Marketing Bootcamp for the Arts in NYC this month. Nancy Plaskett, our vice president and chief operating officer, would love to connect with you there, as would manager of communications and operations Ashley Ann Wolfe. Let us know if you’ll be boot-camping with them. (And don’t miss Capacity Interactive’s upcoming CI to Eye podcast episode featuring a conversation with our president, Peter Linett, dropping October 28.)