On June 10th, Mapos principals and co-founders Colin Brice and Caleb Mulvena traveled to Chicago, IL where they presented at NeoCon, a three-day expo and conference for commercial interiors – ranking the nation’s #1 largest event of its kind.
The title of their presentation, “Game On! How to Engage in a Lively But Effective Participatory Design Process with your Client,” reflects the nature of the work we do, and the relationships we cultivate with our clients. Their mixed-media presentation got the audience out of their seats and involved in a mock-design session to show how design teams can employ participatory design techniques to engage clients. Games, interactive work sessions, mediation tools, and even internal design competitions can facilitate a community-centric process where clients can be co-authors of a workspace that suits them.