With innovation at the forefront of Florida State University’s strategic plan, FSU’s Innovation Hub has opened a new media design lab available to all faculty, staff and students that will provide space for creative collaboration and synergistic transdisciplinary innovation.
The Gail Rubini New Media Design Lab serves as a lasting tribute to the vision and commitment of the late Professor Emerita Gail Rubini (1950-2022), while also facilitating various forms of digital creative design and prototyping.
“Gail believed that design tools and education should be accessible to students in all disciplines,” said Ken Baldauf, director of the Innovation Hub. “The hub is an interdisciplinary resource where we teach and practice design thinking, applying emerging technologies in human creativity to develop solutions to the vexing, complex and wicked challenges of the day.”
The Rubini Lab supports immersive design in XR and 360, 2D design in Adobe Suite, as well as UX design and coding and is equipped with 14 high-end Alienware workstations, Vive XR Elite headsets and Microsoft Surface Studio workstations.