Archinect - News 2014-04-19T00:46:11-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/88755037/parsons-and-the-met-team-up-to-increase-accessibility-for-disabled Parsons and the Met team up to increase accessibility for disabled Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-12-13T14:40:00-05:00 >2013-12-16T19:24:21-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d7/d7pyl0r91mpu0kpk.jpg" width="514" height="288" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> As virtual access to art collections expands through online walk-throughs and projects like Google&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.google.com/opengallery" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Open Gallery</a>, museums have long been experimenting within their own halls with ways to accommodate a wider range of visitors,&nbsp;particularly those with disabilities. Historically, <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/27/arts/artsspecial/welcoming-art-lovers-with-disabilities.html?_r=0" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">museums have been leaders in the field of accessible institutional design</a>, whether through improvised additions or new technology. In a collaboration between the <a href="http://www.metmuseum.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Metropolitan Museum of Art</a> and Parsons The New School for Design, students in the <a href="http://amt.parsons.edu/%E2%80%8E" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">School of Art, Media, and Technology</a> have focused on how both physical and online resources can optimize the museum experience for people with disabilities.</p> <p> Working under the <a href="http://www.newschool.edu/parsons/mfa-design-technology/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design and Technology masters program</a> and alongside education specialists at the Met, Parsons&rsquo; students spent the last semester designing a host of physical and digital tools to not only make museum resources more accessible, but to serve and benefit the public at large. Their work, including a...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/18586984/from-the-school-blogs-schmancy-new-website-for-the-gsd From the School Blogs: Schmancy new website for the GSD Archinect 2011-08-29T14:36:00-04:00 >2012-09-26T19:46:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s6/s6mk695b1sohrokm.jpg" width="514" height="259" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Just a quick note to say that it looks like the GSD's new website, which has been in the works for the past few years, is live! I haven't even looked through it yet, but you can check it out here. The site is designed by Pentagram.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/2883874/design-build-reviews-the-new-archinect-website Design + Build reviews the new Archinect website Paul Petrunia 2011-04-14T15:22:00-04:00 >2012-10-15T18:44:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0p/0pxuyczqrgd4ms52.jpg" width="514" height="337" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Overall - this is a triumph for Archinect - a redesign that serves it's users and, in my opinion, sets a new bar for the design and functionality of architecture related blogs.</p></em><br /><br /><p> </p> <p> We are totally blushing over the glowing review we got from the wonderful Design + Build blog, "a site trying to map where the worlds of Architecture and Visual Design meet and collide." Thanks! And thanks to all of the other people who have sent us feedback. We're still working out a LOT of little bugs. We really appreciate your patience.</p>