DESIGN FOR TEMPORARY ENVIRONMENTS

DESIGN FOR TEMPORARY ENVIRONMENTS

The focus of this project is on the experien1al analysis of key concepts and dis1nc1ons between
permanent and temporary environments in the context of exhibi1on design and public art.
Students are required to visit, compare and report on two current exhibi1ons/installa1ons. Select
one example designed to be permanent and one example designed to be temporary.
1. Provide an analy1cal descrip1on of both exhibi1ons. Address the following under headings:
Site – Iden1fy the cultural placement, form, func1on, ac1vity and design
aFributes of the permanent aspects of the exhibi1on site. (100 -150 words per example)
Content – Describe the material, virtual and experien1al components that cons1tute the
exhibi1on content. Discuss the intersec1on of content and thema1c concept. (100 -150
words per example)
ExhibiIon design – Analyse the exhibi1on objec1ves and display/presenta1on methods.
Consider key design concerns such as materiality, narra1ve, interac1vity, ligh1ng, sound,
mul1-media, way finding and visual collateral, spa1al composi1on and ordering principals
including hierarchy. (100 -150 words per example)
InformaIon – How does the exhibi1on demonstrate object-oriented and/or conceptoriented
experience and informa1on? How is informa1on made explicit or implicit? (50 – 100
words per example)
Engagement – Discuss the way in which exhibi1on design mediates the rela1onship between
site and content in regards to concepts such as juxtaposiLon, intervenLon, integraLon,
programme and reinterpretaLon. Discuss the way in which visitor behaviours reflect this
rela1onship in regards to concepts such as schema, paAern recogniLon, conscious cogniLon
and engagement? (100 -150 words per example)
Visitor experience – Discuss your percep1on of the intended over-arching visitor experience/
s of the exhibi1on and how successfully the design achieves these aims. (100 -150 words per
example)
2. Make a compara1ve analysis of principle differences in approach to designing for temporary or
permanent environments. (400-450 words)
3. Use images (photos, illustra1ons etc) within your document to support your analysis. Collect at
least one piece of marke1ng material (e.g. pamphlets, flyers, programmes, postcards) from each
exhibi1on if available.
Assessment Criteria:
a. Comprehension of terms and concepts
b. Relevance of examples chosen
c. Quality of analysis of design considera1ons
d. Clarity and coherence: the ability to organise, express, and present ideas in a logical
manner

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