Thursday, 23 August 2012

Monash University - Microsoft Tech Lounge

I had an opportunity to explore the new Microsoft Tech Lounge at the Clayton campus today and in particular experience Microsoft surface for the first time. The Tech Lounge includes two Xbox 360s with Kinect, a surface device, 17 laptops and three desktop computers.

Monash Tech Lounge - Microsoft Surface

Microsoft has supplied the lounge – designed as a funky common room – with computer hardware and software, and sponsored the design and fit-out of the space. The Tech Lounge is a partnership between Microsoft and Monash divisions: eEducation Centre, eSolutions, and Facilities and Services.

Paul Randazzo, Education Audience Marketing Manager for Microsoft Australia said they hoped the lounge would add value and excitement to the student experience at Monash University.

Microsoft PixelSense table.

Monash Tech Lounge provided an opportunity for Ian Wong - Program Director Master of Industrial Design to explore the potential of the Microsoft surface for studio collaboration or brainstorming.

“Built and designed with students in mind, the Tech Lounge is an experiential space that provides students with a place to study, play, socialise and interact with the latest Microsoft technologies," Mr Randazzo said.

Tech Lounge - Monash University

Monash University Tech Lounge.

The Tech Lounge is open on weekdays from 8am-6pm.

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