Technology Timeline

Cisco Systems is internationally recognized as the global leader in much of the routing services, systems and software that drives today's world-wide web. To help train and orient their international service providers Cisco created this Executive Briefing Center at their corporate headquarters in Santa Clara, California. The technology timeline, interactive stations, corporate signage system, and employees recognition areas were developed as an interpretive journey for these distinguished world visitors and an unexpected respite from the "computer-screen" world of the briefing center's daily business.

The time line is told through personal stories of ten people spanning the past 100 years. Each person compares two technologies that were "state-of-the-art" when they were kids. A middle aged man holding a vinyl LP explains that "...when I was a kid, my dad watched Sinatra on our new black and white TV and then went to the store and bought the LP". Today, TV technology is still with us but LPs are considered relics of past.

The rise of Cisco Systems occurs in the last quarter of this time line to punctuate the mercurial rise of global internet technology and Cisco's central role in that technological evolution.

A Hackley / Platypus Project

    Storied Science


Koshland Science Museum

       National Academy Of Sciences-National Academies


Intel Museum

       Intel Corporation-Corporate Headquarters


Feeling The Heat:The Climate Challenge

       Birch Aquarium at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography


    Involving Children


The "Climate Challenge" Interactives

       Birch Aquarium at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography


Water and Energy Conservation

       Los Angeles Department of Water & Power


Alpine Pond Education Center

       David C. Daniels Nature Center

    Discovering History & Culture


Corporate History Gallery

       Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts Corporate Headquarters


El Alma Del Pueblo (The Soul Of The People)

       Los Angeles Craft & Folk Art Museum


Reagan Room

       Aboard The USS Ronald Reagan-Northrop Grumman


Technology Timeline

       Cisco Systems-International Executive Briefing Center

    On The World Stage


Discover Navajo: People Of The Fourth World

       Navajo Nation Pavilion-2002 Winter Olympics


FIFA World Cup Soccer

       Environmental Signage Masterplan-Proposal


Information Age: People, Information & Technology

       Smithsonian-National Museum Of American History


The NFL Experience On Tour

       National Fan-Fest Touring Event

    Enlightened Media & Graphics


Interactive Media



Identity & Branding



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