Explore and discover prototype design solutions to present information to the public in relation to public access to the digital archive collection
Services: Identity System, Application Design, Exhibition Design and Art Direction
As it stands, there are an estimated 425,000 3D objects held by the Science Museum, most of which aren’t on display, as space has become an issue for the objects. A way to prevent this issue arising further sees the step in of augmented reality.
Using augmented reality will allow digital versions of the objects to be placed in the surroundings of the relevant curated exhibition space which will be aided by an application that will accompany each exhibition called ‘Explore’ and will be linked to the Science Museum’s digital archive collection to provide more insight about the object on screen.
After scanning certain points within the exhibition space, the user will be referred to the Science Museum’s archives to explore the object in front of them in further detail, such as; a 3D scan, historical context about the object and see other version of the same object.
To build on this strategy, the exhibition spaces can be related to a singular theme such as; materials, for example. Using this strategy plan will allow for a sustainable route moving forward and can allow for further exhibition spaces more tailored for a specific theme. In the exhibition space to create a natural focal point will be an installation piece relating to the relevant exhibition on show.
To keep the content fresh for each exhibition space, the accompanying application will be looked at to change with each coming exhibition to help aid with a tailor-made experience when attending the exhibition spaces.