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Indiana University WOWS Students With New Media Digital Solutions

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CHALLENGE Students have a choice, and when it comes to their university – tuition is not the only deciding factor. For millennial students and younger, those who have grown up with a smart phone in their pocket, digital innovation is a major deciding factor. With the opportunity to upgrade not one, but two buildings, Indiana University had quite a challenge in front of them. The first involved the university's new home for the Global and International Studies Building. With a large atrium space, school administrators envisioned a space with a sense of community that would bring students of all kinds together. Also knowing that the atrium would host a series of everyday events such as independent study and impromptu gatherings; the space would need to pull 'double duty'. They wanted something with a "wow" factor that was just as much a piece of art as it was a tool to communicate information. The second challenge involved Franklin Hall, a beautiful as well as historic stone structure and the heart of IU's campus. The new Media School not only needed an interior facelift but also a technology upgrade to keep up with the demands of its millennial students. Like the new building for the school of Global and International Studies, Franklin Hall also enjoys a large community space. Given that this building would house all things involving journalism, communications, and film; leadership wanted a visual element that could communicate the school's focus as well as play news, sports, and other live events. Needing a technology that blended seamlessly with the architecture of the building, VPS Architecture was looking for a custom solution, purpose built for the space. After having the opportunity to see NanoLumens displays up close, Chuck Carney, Director of Communications and Marketing was sold. "After seeing their technology up close, we were sold on NanoLumens. As a connector to part of campus, the idea was to make this a place that people noticed. You don't walk through and ignore it. We are utilizing NanoLumens digital displays in a way that is artistic and inspiring." -- Chuck Carney, Director of Communication and Marketing, Indiana University School of Global and International Studies Rising to the challenge, NanoLumens created seven parallel 'informational' blade displays to be attached to limestone columns in the Global and International Studies Building's atrium. Installed in time for the 2016 spring commencement ceremonies, the displays were utilized to display the name of each student graduating. For the new media school, it was not only important to engage students and visitors with news and information, but also to show that the campus and programs are technologically advanced. Jay Kinkaid, Director of Facilities and Technology wanted a large video display that looked like it was floating above the atrium. From the beginning, he envisioned a giant flat screen digital display that was vibrant and could be flexible in all of the content the school wanted to display, from televised events to school-related information. In partnership with VPS Architecture and Sensory Technologies, NanoLumens custom-built a 24' X 12' rectangular display that regularly displays presentations, television broadcasts, and even as six distinct screens through a split- screen interface. SOLUTION

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