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Interpretation Principles And Techniques

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Interpretation Principles And Techniques

  1. 1. Interpretation Principles and Techniques
  2. 2. Principles of Interpretation… <ul><li>Consider who is the audience </li></ul><ul><li>Create a story with a message </li></ul><ul><li>Information is relevant to audience </li></ul><ul><li>Story creates awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Provokes thought, response, reaction & action </li></ul><ul><li>Is an art and can be learned </li></ul>
  3. 3. A combination of essential Ingredients <ul><li>What is your Interpretive message? </li></ul><ul><li>Who are your audience? </li></ul><ul><li>What environment are you in? </li></ul><ul><li>What technique will you use? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Types of Interpretation <ul><li>Personal </li></ul><ul><li>Non Personal </li></ul>
  5. 5. Personal – Techniques involving a human component <ul><li>Guided tour </li></ul><ul><li>Point Duty – where a guide remains in one place </li></ul><ul><li>Roving – a guide moves around </li></ul><ul><li>Presentations – lectures/talks </li></ul><ul><li>Living History – drama/re-enactment </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive </li></ul>
  6. 6. Non Personal – Techniques with no face to face human contact <ul><li>Print media – brochures, flyers </li></ul><ul><li>Self guided programmes </li></ul><ul><li>Signs & Interpretive panels </li></ul><ul><li>Audio/audiovisual devices – I pods, television, stationary recordings </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive media – simulated shows, Imax theatres, observation hides </li></ul>
  7. 7. Personal - Strengths <ul><li>Person to person contact/communication </li></ul><ul><li>Language understood by audience </li></ul><ul><li>Useful to visually impaired </li></ul><ul><li>Easily changed </li></ul><ul><li>Questions easily answered </li></ul><ul><li>Suited to any environment </li></ul>
  8. 8. Personal - weaknesses <ul><li>No good for foreign language speakers </li></ul><ul><li>Not as good for hearing impaired </li></ul><ul><li>People must move at pace of speaker </li></ul>
  9. 9. Non Personal - Strengths <ul><li>translated into many languages </li></ul><ul><li>Used at a persons own pace </li></ul><ul><li>used in many environments </li></ul><ul><li>Wide distribution area </li></ul><ul><li>Easily replicated </li></ul><ul><li>A picture says a thousand words </li></ul><ul><li>Informative </li></ul>
  10. 10. Non personal - Weaknesses <ul><li>Expensive </li></ul><ul><li>Inflexible and not easy to change </li></ul><ul><li>Immediate feedback difficult </li></ul><ul><li>Open to misinterpretation </li></ul><ul><li>Requires technological expertise to set up </li></ul><ul><li>Often missed if not positioned right (signs) </li></ul>

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