Innovation Studio

Empty interior of studio, with images projected onto tables, and a colorful background outside the glass wallsTwo students view the exhibits projected onto a table in the Innovation Studio. The projections include text, image, and video and are organized into four stations around the rectangular table.A library staff member introduces the Innovation Studio and its exhibits to a group of students visiting from the Emerging Scholars Academy.Students gather for a special event in the Innovation Studio, showing their work on tables and viewing each other's projects. There are laptop computers and gaming consoles with screens, as well as physical props.A crowd of people view exhibits projected on a table during the Women's Center 30th Anniversary event. The WC30 logo is seen projected on the wall in the background, including the feminist symbol with raised fist.
Empty interior of studio, with images projected onto tables, and a colorful background outside the glass walls
Two students view the exhibits projected onto a table in the Innovation Studio. The projections include text, image, and video and are organized into four stations around the rectangular table.
A library staff member introduces the Innovation Studio and its exhibits to a group of students visiting from the Emerging Scholars Academy.
Students gather for a special event in the Innovation Studio, showing their work on tables and viewing each other's projects. There are laptop computers and gaming consoles with screens, as well as physical props.
A crowd of people view exhibits projected on a table during the Women's Center 30th Anniversary event. The WC30 logo is seen projected on the wall in the background, including the feminist symbol with raised fist.

Building: D. H. Hill Jr. Library

Floor: Second Floor, Tower

The Innovation Studio showcases the creative and innovative work of NC State’s students and faculty. Our team supports courses by collaborating on exhibits for the space, and by leading workshops on futures thinking. Our exhibits are driven by a novel interactive projection experience, which combines physical and digital elements and can adapt to show many types of work.

Exhibits

We exhibit the work of academic courses, individual students, research groups, and more. Our goal is to represent a diverse array of projects from across the university. What's on view?

Instruction Support

We can support instructors by showcasing their students' work in interactive exhibits and/or by leading workshops on futures thinking. Learn more and start to collaborate.

About the Interactivity

To get a sense of what the space's novel interactivity is like in person, read more and see a virtual tour of the Innovation Studio from Fall 2020

  •   What's inside?

    Furniture

    • Exhibits / Art

    Sound Level

    Conversation and chatter
  •   Room specs & details

    The Innovation Studio is equipped with a unique exhibits platform built around interactive projection on the tables in the space. Four projection surfaces of 10’ by 5’ are formed by four tables coming together in each of the Studio’s four quadrants. A 4K projector delivers content onto each of the tables, while a 3D Depth Camera senses users’ hand motions as they interact with what’s projected. The experience is driven by a software application built especially for the NC State University Libraries by Relative Scale, a Raleigh-based firm with multiple NC State alumni on its staff.

    The Innovation Studio can easily transform to be used for workshops and events. The exhibits platform can be turned off, the tables reconfigured, and the room also has three standard projectors with drop-down screens that can be used for presentations and hands-on workshops.

  •   How do I get there?

    Brickyard

    Elevator

    • Enter the Hill Library from the Brickyard entrance.
    • Go through the library gates and turn right.
    • Continue towards the reading room and the elevator bay will be on your left. 
    • Take the elevator to the second floor.
    • Turn left after exiting the elevator bay.
    • The Innovation Studio entrance is on your left. 

    Stairs

    • Enter the Hill Library from the Brickyard entrance.
    • Go through the library gates and turn right.
    • Continue towards the reading room and the stairs will be on your left.
    • Take the stairs to the second floor, and turn left out of the stairwell.
    • The Innovation Studio entrance is on your left. 

    Hillsborough St.

    Elevator

    • Enter the Hill Library from the Hillsborough St. entrance.
    • Go straight through the gates and turn left.
    • Continue down the hallway until you reach the stairs and elevator.
    • Take the elevator to the first floor (1U).
    • Continue straight across the lobby.
    • Turn left before entering the Learning Commons.
    • Continue straight past the right side of Ask Us and around the brick wall to the elevators.
    • Take the elevators up to the second floor.
    • Turn left out of the elevator bay
    • Continue straight into the South Tower.
    • After passing the main stairs, turn left and continue toward the elevators.
    • The Innovation Studio entrance is on your left across from the elevator bay.

    Stairs

    • Enter the Hill Library from the Hillsborough St. entrance.
    • Go straight through the gates and turn left.
    • Continue down the hallway until you reach the stairs and elevator.
    • Take the stairs to the first floor (1U).
    • Continue straight across the lobby.
    • Turn right and take the main stairs to the second floor.
    • Turn left after exiting the stairwell, the Innovation Studio entrance is on the left. 
  •   Who do I contact?

    For inquiries about exhibits, workshops, or anything else, contact Adam Rogers.