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Case Study: Fund-raising events using social media

Case Study: Fund-raising events using social media

The American Heart Association hosts more than 300 Heart Walk events annually in cities around the country, and the events are a critical part of the association’s fund-raising strategy. The organization was exploring how to better integrate social media to boost interest and engagement before, during, and after the events. The result was a pilot […]

DI creates interactive experience for Michigan

DI creates interactive experience for Michigan

The University of Michigan recently unveiled a $9M renovation of the Towsley Family Museum located inside Schembechler Hall and Kansas City’s Dimensional Innovations was key to the success. “We continue to be impressed with the creativity DI has shown in telling the University of Michigan story,” said Dave Ablauf, Associate Athletic Director, Media and Public […]

Furniture reacts to emotion? It’s possible.

Furniture reacts to emotion? It’s possible.

Imagine a future where your table at home could change shape according to the emotions of the people around it, and create a melody to soothe those around the table. With the latest work at MIT’s Tangible Media Group, that can become a reality. The table named Transform, has 1,000 individual small squares that rise […]

Notre Dame selects Dimensional Innovations

Notre Dame selects Dimensional Innovations

The University of Notre Dame is launching a $400 million campus expansion centered around its iconic football stadium, and after an extensive competitive review that included design firms from around the country, Kansas City-based Dimensional Innovations (DI) won the project to provide Environmental Graphics Design Services. “We were extremely impressed by the creativity that DI […]

One of two large video walls at the University of Michigan's Crisler Center. Dimensional Innovations assembled the wall, designed the content and programmed the functions.

DI Named a Finalist in SXSW Interactive Awards

We love the work we do. So even better when we are recognized for it. The Fan Experience DI built at the University of Michigan’s Crisler Center is a finalist in the South By Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Awards. The University of Michigan project combined dynamic visual graphics, content storytelling and branded design in 20 different, customized […]

Whitepaper: 14 Fan Experience Trends for 2014

Whitepaper: 14 Fan Experience Trends for 2014

Imagine you’re heading to a game for your favorite sporting team. You enter the long line of traffic waiting to turn into the parking lot, sighing impatiently as seconds and minutes stretch out to what feels like hours of boredom. Maybe you tailgated, and maybe you didn’t. Either way, when you’re ready to find your […]

20 Days of DI: Craziest + most complicated projects

20 Days of DI: Craziest + most complicated projects

As 20 Days of DI continues – our countdown to our 20-year anniversary – we are ready to share some more project work with you. This time, we’re focusing on our craziest project and the most complicated one. 20 Days of DI #8: The Texas Rangers Boomstick Our designers, artists and craftsmen worked to create […]

20 Days of DI: preserving neon, a dying art

20 Days of DI: preserving neon, a dying art

In our journey into DI’s past as we build up to our 20-year anniversary later this month, we’d like to take time to celebrate craftsmanship, a dying art. Neon tubes have been a fixture of outdoor advertising and signage in the United States since the early 1920s. Signs of every color and size hung off […]

20 Days till 20 Years

20 Days till 20 Years

In September 1993, eight people in a two-car garage started a sign fabrication company. Their goal: design and build things no one else was making. Twenty years later, that same company has become a world-renowned design, fabrication and innovation consultancy, crafting amazing experiences for some of the world’s best brands. This month, DI marks its […]

Trotter named KC NextGen Leader

Trotter named KC NextGen Leader

Posted by: Mandy Stark Congratulations to DI president Tucker Trotter was selected last week to join The Kansas City Business Journal’s NextGen Leaders program. Tucker’s work at DI has helped define the face of Kansas City, from the towering library books on the parking garage of the Kansas City Library’s downtown branch to the toasty […]

Surprise! Ice cream

Surprise! Ice cream

Posted by: Mandy Stark Who doesn’t love a midday visit from the ice cream truck? True to DI style, we took it one step further by driving said truck straight into the shop. Not surprisingly, staff lined up to relax with frozen treats on a hot day. A perfect afternoon break! About the author Steering […]

Top 5 trends from NeoCon 2013

Top 5 trends from NeoCon 2013

Posted by: Mandy Stark The largest interior design conference centered on commercial and corporate spaces, NeoCon offers hundreds of showrooms for products that cover every aspect of the market. With floors upon floors of furniture, materials, fixtures and artwork, graphic designers, industrial designers and interior architects flock to the event. The Merchandise Mart is difficult […]

Shop tour: Haymarket Bridge at night

Shop tour: Haymarket Bridge at night

Posted by: Mandy Stark Since everyone loves viewing this iconic bridge, here’s some shots of it illuminated at night! Lucky Lincolnites, right? The gigantic portals will span the length of the bridge and spell out the City of Lincoln’s name. Inside, quotes from famous Nebraskans will engage and entertain people crossing. Even from a distance, […]

The turn-of-the-century clock mechanism in the KCK Winkler Clock.

Shop tour: Winkler Clock

Posted by: Mandy Stark Since everyone that visits DI loves to see what we have going on, we figured you might like a look at some things that we’re currently fabricating. One of the more exciting pieces is the Winkler Clock, a historic and prominent part of the Kansas City, Kansas, downtown district for nearly […]

3 key sponsorship activation partners

3 key sponsorship activation partners

Posted by: Mandy Stark Successful brand experiences meet the needs of the fan, the brand and the team Many brands aren’t playing the role in consumers’ lives that they aspire to. The rise of the experience economy makes it essential for brands to connect to existing relationships consumers have with sports, music, fashion and charity. […]

One of two large video walls at the University of Michigan's Crisler Center. Dimensional Innovations assembled the wall, designed the content and programmed the functions.

New video: University of Michigan Interactives

Posted by: Mandy Stark Experience the ultimate experience in digital fan engagement in our newest video: Dimensional Innovations created 26 different, fully customized touchscreen interactives for the University of Michigan’s Crisler Center. Custom interactives mix digital and built technology to add unparalleled value for the fan and university. For example, the Pop-A-Shot interactive allows a […]