Category Archives: What’s New

Happy Holidays!

During the Holidays in 2017, Mediabarn set out to uncover the top cookie by having our elves survey nearly 12 million people….Here are our findings!   We hope you have a wonderful holiday, Stay warm, drink cocoa, get out and play.   – Your Friends at Mediabarn  

A Special AR Holiday!

We’re putting our Users at the center of our Holiday Card this year!  Please enjoy our Augmented Reality Experience on your iOS11 or Android phone. Using your Mobile Phone, visit:  iPhone users must use iOS 11+ and Safari. Enjoy our Holiday AR experience!  


…attending UXPA’s international conference, that is. It wasn’t too long ago when I was writing about how awesome UXPA 2014 in London was going to be…and it was. The presenters, the keynotes, the attendees, and the location were all amazing. This June, UXPA 2015 will be held in San Diego California (Loews Coronado Resort, to be specific) and I could not be more excited. The theme for the conference is “simplicity” and the location we chose is the perfect match for that. Ocean on one side, bay on the other, beautiful outdoor spaces that are great for networking. My co-chair this … Continue reading

One Trend May Not Fit All

For those of you who enjoy shopping for clothes (or those of you who are forced to by others), you have probably come across the occasional wardrobe item that would be defined as “trendy” or “current.” Sometimes, when you try on this certain piece, it’s clear it was designed for someone with the exact opposite body type, personality or age demographic. Web trends can be just like that at times. When you read about them or see them in action, they look neat, but may not necessarily fit with your user type or business personality. Web design and technology are … Continue reading

A Sociable Addition to the Mediabarn Team

UX Lab. Digital Studio. Creative Placements….Can you repeat that please?  Considering I came from a background of working at a printing company, all these terms might as well be Greek to me. Having recently been hired as Mediabarn’s Communications Associate, I was both excited and anxious – to say the least. I could finally utilize my “fabulous” social marketing skills and watch them come to life with this new opportunity. Don’t get me wrong, like any professional job seeker, I did my homework before coming in for an interview and studied even more after I was fortunate enough to get … Continue reading

We have some big news to share!  Our very talented and brilliant Director of Internet Strategy and User Experience, Sara Mastro, is co-chairing the 2014 UXPA conference in London, England! The User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA), with its mission of supporting people who research, design, and evaluate the user experience of products and services, is the premier professional association dedicated to the improvement of the user experience.  As such, we at Mediabarn couldn’t be prouder to have Sara co-leading the organization of the Conference. The theme of the conference is, appropriately, “Motivation.”  We say appropriately because we don’t know anyone … Continue reading

Mediabarn is proud to announce that we’ll be partnering with UXPA and hosting a Happy Hour and tour of our Usability Lab, Focus Group suite and Studio during this year’s UXPA International conference here in Washington, DC this July. While enjoying cocktails and light hors d’oeurvres, attendees can tour our Usability Lab and Studio and schmooze with fellow UXPA’ers.  Register soon because seats are limited and will only accommodate the first 40 attendees that register. Transportation for the tour will be provided from the event. We are excited to show off our space while meeting fellow UXPA conference attendees! For more information … Continue reading

On March 2, 2013 Mediabarn was honored to be a sponsor for the 2nd annual Uplifting Athletes Gridiron Gala.  A black tie optional affair, the gala was held at Strawberry Square in Harrisburg, PA and had a huge turnout.  The program included the presentation of the 2013 Rare Disease Champion Award to Penn State’s Eric Shrive.  The presentation was made by Andy Hoffman, father of Jack Hoffman whose emotional story can be found here:  Last year’s winner of the Rare Disease Champion Award was Nebraska’s Rex Burkhead for his work with Team Jack, so it was fitting that Andy … Continue reading

This past weekend, Mediabarn’s principal, Keith Deaven was present at the Penn State vs Indiana football game for an on-field presentation of a check in excess of $110,000 to The Kidney Cancer Association from the Penn State chapter of Uplifting Athletes. The Kidney Cancer Association’s vice president for public affairs, Carrie Konosky, who  was present to receive the funds remarked, “We’re grateful to the remarkable student athletes on the Penn State Football team for their ongoing support of researchers who are dedicated to the eradication of death and suffering from kidney cancer.”  The Penn State chapter of Uplifting Athletes has … Continue reading

Mediabarn is pleased to announce the launch of the new Wildlife Center of Virginia website. The Wildlife Center is a hospital that provides medical treatment to native Virginia wildlife. Along with providing healthcare, The Wildlife Center teaches children and adults alike the importance of the preservation and protection of native wildlife and the environment.  The relaunch of the site represents a significant initiative, requiring a complete redesign of the site from the ground up. A high degree of teamwork, creativity, and collaboration were key to the success of this project. The Wildlife Center staff and the Mediabarn studio team could … Continue reading