Cannibalism at the Museum of Man!

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Prototype an exhibit for the Museum of Man.

An SDXD favorite, we're back at the Museum of Man to help develop the user experiences for their upcoming Cannibalism exhibit. Cannibalism. Myth, history, daily habits, what does it mean to be a cannibal or to call someone a cannibal. Provocative without being sensationalistic, Cannibals: Myth & Reality puts the human back into this misunderstood topic.

We love digging into tough topics! During this hands on workshop, we will tackle tough questions about the fundamental usability and cognitive reasoning of the exhibit displays, design and interaction concepts. The Museum will launch its new exhibit next February. Let's help the Museum push their concepts!

Light food and beverages courtesy of The Creative Group.

6:00 - 6:45 networking
6:45 - 7:30 problem exploration and prototyping
7:30 - 8:00 framing solutions and interaction criteria and principals
8:00 - 9:00 presentation and closing remarks

Museum of Man, Balboa Park
Administrative Office
(West of the main entrance, between the bridge and the archway)
1350 El Prado, San Diego, CA

Within Balboa Park, meet us in the Administrative Office Building (Gill Auditorium) of the Museum of Man, the small building adjacent to the main museum (West of the main entrance, under beyond the archway).

Parking and Event Location Maps

For more directions and parking in the park, please visit: http://www.museumofman.org/directions-and-parking

*Note, traffic on HWY 163 is usually stalled heading to the 4th Ave exit. We recommend exiting onto Washington (East) and taking the local streets (Park or 6th) to the El Prado St. Better to arrive late than miss this one! (Ring the bell if the door is closed.)

**Parking: Nearest lot is behind the Mingei Museum. Take 6th Ave to El Prado (cross the bridge), follow it towards the Spreckles Organ Pavilion, take an immediate right behind the Mingei Museum (before you reach the Pavilion).
Additional parking behind the Pavilion.

About the Museum of Man
The San Diego Museum of Man is your museum! Discover the truth behind the Mayan apocalypse theories and see evidence of a sophisticated and complex culture in our rare and compelling artifacts, including masks, bowls, and our majestic stelae.

Afterward, experience one of most important ancient Egyptian collections in the United States, which includes authentic Egyptian mummies, an exceptionally rare child sarcophagus, and one of the world's few surviving examples of Nefertiti's cartouche.

In addition to our beloved core displays, we're always presenting vibrant traveling exhibitions from around the world that highlight diverse cultures and extraordinary artifacts.

History
Established in 1915.

The California Building, home to the San Diego Museum of Man, was constructed for the 1915 Panama-California Exposition. It was designed by noted architect Bertram Goodhue as a design hybrid, blending Plateresque, Baroque, Churrigueresque, and Rococo details to present a unique Spanish-Colonial façade. Its design hints of Gothic influence with inspiration from Spanish churches in Mexico.

A symbol of San Diego, the California Building served as a magnificent entry to the 1915 Exposition. It was complemented by a Mission-style building constructed directly across the promenade from the California Building and attached to it with two arcaded passageways. Massive arched gateways enclosed the structures to form the Plaza de California. The south side of the plaza included the beautiful St. Francis Chapel (used for weddings today) and its impressive Spanish-style altar.

The Creative Group
Special thanks to The Creative Group for generously sponsoring food and beverage for this event.