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Designing Experiences that Resonate (w/ Charlotte Beall)

  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center 440 5th Ave N Seattle, WA 98109 (map)

Everyone experiences the world differently. When creating experiences meant for a wide variety of people, how should designers consider those differences? How can we use that knowledge to design experiences that truly resonate with people? In this event we extend the practice of User Experience, from screens to physical spaces, as we learn how we can create engaging, relevant, and meaningful learning experiences for diverse audiences in an environment.

With decades of experience in designing museums and using multimedia interactively to tell stories and create engaging learning spaces, Charlotte Beall will dive deep into the processes of designing physical interactive experiences for audiences with different learning and developmental styles to engage people of different experiences, abilities, and backgrounds.

Join us at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center at 6PM to experience the space and view the latest exhibit. Charlotte’s presentation will follow the exploration time.

All proceeds from this event will be donated to Be:Seattle. Contact us at if you need assistance to attend the event.



Charlotte Beall - Deputy Director, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center, Community and Civic Engagement

Charlotte is passionate about the importance of informal learning and has envisioned and implemented immersive environments and activities for thousands of people of all ages. Since June of 2011, Charlotte has led a team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center to Educate, Inspire and Motivate audiences about ways people and organizations are helping create healthier productive communities worldwide.

Charlotte has traveled internationally in addition to serving in the Peace Corps in Sierra Leone in the 1980’s. Her past work includes developing and curating art exhibitions, developing hands on exhibitions for children’s museums, and informal learning experiences. She graduated from the University of Vermont in Early Childhood and Human Development, and was the Director of Exhibits and Education at the Children’s Museum Seattle from 1987-2004, the artist coordinator at Arts Corps from 2004 - 2006, and had her own business in exhibit development and design from 2004-2011.



6:00p | Doors open

6:00 - 6:30p | food & drink & spontaneous conversation & explore the Discovery Center!

6:30 - 7:30p | panel discussion & questions

7:30 - 8:00p | more food & drink & spontaneous conversation

8:00p | clean up!