Located on the first floor, the Ideas Lounge is an exciting gathering space, designed to support Library and campus programming with public lectures, presentations, workshops, showcases and other interactive events. Surrounded by glass and featuring a retractable glass wall this space can be booked with or without the use of the atrium. The state-of-the-art interactive visualization wall is ideal for large-scale displays and the Ideas Lounge is also an exciting new teaching, learning and research space enabling unique exploration and deep understanding of information (text, data, video, image, etc.) across all subject areas. The large-scale display, along with an enhanced sound system and recording and streaming capabilities, creates a special experiential learning experience in an engaging public setting.
The Visualization Classroom provides access to the same technology in a more “standard” classroom setting.
Standard: 35; Theatre seating: 60; Cocktail reception: 80; Banquet: 48
numbers are subject to change
The Ideas Lounge can be booked for programming such as: workshops, exhibits, teaching, TED talks, research presentations or personal interest. MRU faculty, staff, students and community members can request to book this space.
For booking related inquiries please contact Courtney Montgomery, Library Outreach Lead at firstname.lastname@example.org
Consultation is not required prior to booking this space.
Drop-in sessions will be held Tuesdays from 10 am to 11 am in the Viz Classroom but are subject to change, please check on the Library Programming Calendar.
Drop-in sessions offer an opportunity to discuss or test your upcoming reservations or content face-to-face with a visualization staff member.
If you wish to attend a drop-in session you do not need to register online, just go directly to the Visualization Classroom (EL1441).
Users must attend a 1-hour training session prior to their booking being confirmed.
Sign up for a Visualization Wall Training Session with the MRU Visualization Team in the Ideas Lounge (EL1270)
Training sessions are held Mondays from 10 am to 11 am in the Viz Lounge but are subject to change, please check the Library Programming Calendar.
What we will cover:
Advanced Visualization Wall Techniques
November 29, 2018
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Learn how to create engaging and interactive presentations, exhibits, and research displays on the MRU Library Visualization Walls. We will explore advanced features of the wall(s) including; recommended web applications/tools, presentation design tips, and custom setups/displays and how you might incorporate them into your teaching/learning, outreach, and research.
When the visualization wall in the Ideas Lounge is not in use we will be showcasing a curated program of content that is focused on demonstrating MRU’s impact and we welcome you to contribute to our content portfolio.
This interactive high resolution display can be used to view and manipulate large amounts of information (data, text, video, etc.) at one time in a single display, or to view and display multiple channels of content over smaller segmented or 'split' screens.
Connecting your content
The computer in the Ideas Lounge is loaded with software to enable various uses of the wall. Broad categories of software available include:
For a full list of software available in the Ideas Lounge please check out the Find Software tool, search by location 'Ideas Lounge'
Design content for the visualization spaces using these templates: