Tangible Places is the consulting venue for Tana Green, an experience designer who has collaborated with two of the leading exhibition design firms in the world, Ralph Appelbaum Associates and Thinc Design. These collaborations have resulted in lasting built works, won numerous awards and received noteworthy recognition.
Bridging the space between lived and imagined experiences, Tangible Places focuses on integrating the design of technology with the phenomenological qualities of social spaces. There are complex and subtle social affordances to the design of spaces that evoke our emotions. The challenge is to orchestrate the balance between the visceral and the intellectual, without overwhelming visitors as they open their hearts and minds to new, delightful, informative and provocative experiences.
Trained as an architectural designer and interactive media developer, Ms. Green collaborated with Ralph Appelbaum Associates on the acclaimed National World War I Museum, the Singapore Discovery Center, Nashville’s Adventure Science Center, Math Midway traveling exhibit, and the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum in Oklahoma City.
She holds a master’s degree from the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP), an interdisciplinary interaction design and new media technology lab at New York University.
At Cornell University, she received her Bachelor of Architecture degree and served as co-editor in chief for the Cornell Journal of Architecture, volume 6: Graduated Practices, a semi-annual publication of student, professor, and professional conceptual designs and theories on the built domain.