Designing a Multimedia Center for Everyone: The Freedman Center

QuickTake
Thursday, 3 August, 8 - 9 am
Room 157

The Freedman Center is Case Western Reserve University's new multimedia lab for faculty, staff, and students. It provides the tools and experiences they need to create dynamic multimedia presentations. But designing a center for an audience with such a wide variety of needs, interests, and skills can be a challenge. In addition to creating a friendly and useful environment, the center must also focus on maximizing its limited resources.

The center has taken a middle of the road approach to hardware and software. Everything (for the most part) in the Freedman Center is affordable, so the equipment is friendly (not scary) and very accessible for those who want to purchase their own.

This presentation outlines some of the processes that went into developing the center, challenges related to implementation, and some success stories.

Jared Bendis
Case Western Reserve University
jared.bendis (at) case.edu