Singapore Polytechnic invited the Ambient Experience Lab at OCADU to develop a process for the design and development of learning spaces. Singapore Polytechnic, a leader in the field of ‘design thinking’ recognized that in order to fully deploy its design thinking pedagogy it also needed to innovate in the spaces that help deliver that pedagogy. Working with students, faculty, architectural staff and the pedagogy department, within five weeks a process was developed, piloted, tested and a first project was delivered.
Rutgers is appointed the M.C. McCain Professorship in Interaction Design, Ontario College of Art & Design. Rutgers has long been associated with Philips Design in the Netherlands as a Strategic Design Consultant in Philips’ Innovation Design Group. In his tenure at Philips, he worked extensively in the fields of design research, e-design and strategic design. In addition, he was the creative director for several multi-disciplinary research projects (Living Memory, Pogo) funded by the European Union. Job developed the award-winning Ambient Experience Design service and has implemented ambient experience concepts in hospitals, the hospitality industry and public spaces around the world.