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The Ingenium Digital Innovation Lab

About the Ingenium Digital Innovation Lab

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What is the Ingenium Digital Innovation Lab?

The Ingenium Digital Innovation (DI) Lab takes Ingenium’s collection beyond the physical walls of the Ingenium Centre. This lab enables users to develop new approaches in digitization, 3D modeling, visualizations, games and game engines, and augmented, virtual, and mixed-reality applications.

Through cutting-edge digital initiatives, and in collaboration with Digital Humanities scholars throughout Canada, Ingenium is positioned to be a national and international leader in digital museum exploration and practises.

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Some of the High and Low Tech We Explore

  • Digitization
  • 3D modeling and printing
  • Games and game engines
  • Virtual and augmented reality
  • Data visualization
  • Accessible and inclusive design
  • Creative storytelling
  • Design-thinking
  • Rapid prototyping and testing
     

The Lab’s 10 Guiding Principles

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DESIGN THINKING
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WORKING OPEN,SHARING RESULTS
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COLLABORATION AND CO-CREATION
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ACCESSIBLE AND INCLUSIVE
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RESPONSIVE, AGILE, AND TESTING OFTEN
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ENGAGING THE PUBLIC
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STEAM
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EXPLORING EMERGING TECHNOLOGY
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GROWING OUR NETWORKS
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FAILURE WITH PURPOSE

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Who is the Digital Innovation Lab?

The DI Lab is made up of diverse groups of people collaborating to shape museum and community experiences. Some of these people include:

  • Students
  • Academics 
  • People facing barriers to access
  • Artists in residence
  • Partners and Sponsors
  • Ingenium Staff and the broader cultural sector

For more information on the Digital Innovation Lab, please contact:

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Lauren DiVito
Manager, Museum Technology
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