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Stories in Space: Design Strategies for Museum Interpretive Materials
Effective organization and thoughtful design of text and other didactic materials can help keep visitors from feeling overwhelmed—or under informed—as they try to digest complex layers of information in the museum environment. Join our panelists as they present an overview of the challenges of three varied projects and share concrete examples of tactics used to shape content into engaging, accessible displays and effectively communicate stories in three-dimensional space. This presentation was given by Nicole Trudeau.

Moderator: Kitty Connolly, Botanical Interpretation Manager, Huntington Botanical Gardens, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
Presenters: Ann Marshall, Principal, Annex Design Services
Alice Parman, Independent Interpretive Planner
lan Ransenberg, Exhibition Designer, The Alchemy of Design
Nicole Trudeau, Owner, Squid Ink Design

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    Stories in Space: 'Overdrive L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940-1990' Stories in Space: 'Overdrive L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940-1990' Presentation Transcript

    • PART OF Stories in Space: Design Strategies for Museum Interpretive Materials NICOLE TRUDEAU SENIOR DESIGNER, J. PAUL GETTY MUSEUM (1999–2013) WMA 2013 | SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
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    • Floorplan + Overview • Focus on the Multi-centric City • 420 OBJECTS (Typical Getty show is +/- 150) • Objects include photographs, works on paper, ephemera, reproductions, 3-D models and sculpture • Limited budget (1/4 of typical) • Multi-media content includes projections, ipads with and without audio, video monitors with and without audio STORIES IN SPACE | WMA 2013 | SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
    • Floorplan + Overview • INTRODUCTION • (5) MAIN SECTIONS • (28) FOCUS SECTIONS • (1) PROJECTION • (5) MEDIA SCREENS • (12) IPADS STORIES IN SPACE | WMA 2013 | SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
    • PROJECTION + INTRODUCTION Hierarchy Bing / Bang / Bongo STORIES IN SPACE | WMA 2013 | SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
    • TYP. SECTION TEXT - SCALE! Hierarchy Bing / Bang / Bongo STORIES IN SPACE | WMA 2013 | SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
    • TYP. SECTION TEXT - COLOR! Hierarchy Bing / Bang / Bongo STORIES IN SPACE | WMA 2013 | SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
    • TYP. FOCUS TEXT WITH CONTEXT MAP Hierarchy Bing / Bang / Bongo n or t h h ol ly w ood w e s t h ol ly w ood pac i f i c pal i sade s d o w n to w n los angeles Locations featured in this section Wartime Experiments During World War II, the use of most building materials was restricted to war-effort construction. This did not, however, prevent architects from devising new fabrication strategies that could be implemented following the conflict. Anticipating the urgent, extensive need for housing solutions for returning veterans eager to start their own families, corporations such as Revere Copper and Brass sponsored competitions that catalyzed inexpensive and efficient residential designs. STORIES IN SPACE | WMA 2013 | SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
    • MEDIA LABELS - ON SCREEN AND OFF Hierarchy Bing / Bang / Bongo STORIES IN SPACE | WMA 2013 | SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
    • TOMBSTONE LABEL with NUMBERED OBJECTS Hierarchy Bing / Bang / Bongo STORIES IN SPACE | WMA 2013 | SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
    • WALL LABEL with REPRODUCTIONS DETAIL Hierarchy Bing / Bang / Bongo STORIES IN SPACE | WMA 2013 | SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
    • COLOR CUES + BREAKS Pepto Effect Make Content Digestable STORIES IN SPACE | WMA 2013 | SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
    • OVERALL SCALE - USE VERTICAL SPACE! Pepto Effect Make Content Digestable STORIES IN SPACE | WMA 2013 | SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
    • MOMENTS OF PAUSE Pepto Effect Make Content Digestable STORIES IN SPACE | WMA 2013 | SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
    • VISTAS - SEE WHAT’S AHEAD Pepto Effect Make Content Digestable STORIES IN SPACE | WMA 2013 | SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
    • VARIETY Pepto Effect Make Content Digestable STORIES IN SPACE | WMA 2013 | SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
    • Conclusion HIERARCHY Bing / Bang / Bongo • Remember your most important messages (BING) • Give information to support those messages (BANG) • Support all messages with details (BONGO) PEPTO BISMOL EFFECT Make content digestable! • Be an advocate for the visitor - don’t overwhelm! • Give the visitor moments of pause and appropriate expectations (views ahead) • Use paint and other design tools (scale, “sweet spots”) to help focus attention where it counts Design Ideas • Use your limitations to force creative solutions! Ex: “Embrace the chaos!” • Collaborate but don’t be afraid to push back STORIES IN SPACE | WMA 2013 | SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH