Living Conservatory

GD 202  Designing for Settings, People, and Use - Exhibition Analysis

A large part of our studio curriculum was based around the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. After observing multiple exhibits, we chose one to analyze, interview, and to encourage visitor interest. I chose the Living Conservatory because it was a very dynamic space and unlike any other exhibit in the museum; it was a living, breathing exhibition.

My findings were compiled into a video project along with the interviews with the museum staff. I had the privilege of talking with the Lead Conservatory Specialist about the Living Conservatory and the people who visit it.

FINAL FOLDABLE

To complement the video findings, we were instructed to design a print "foldable" that would inform and entertain museum visitors about our exhibit. For my foldable, I created an elaborate design that would reveal information in a surprising and entertaining manner. I wanted the viewer to feel like they were opening a gift, not browsing just another brochure.

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Designing the foldable was challenging, and required several paper mock-ups and sketches. After multiple versions, I was able to set up a grid and place the information. The photos below show the document when it is completely unfolded.

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