Dueling Dinosaurs Exhibition Design
Strategy & Planning, NC Museum of Natural Sciences
I’ve played many roles in helping to develop a new major paleontology exhibit, involving an architectural project and capitol campaign. Currently in the concept development stage, this project is still in motion and constantly evolving. Below are a few of the pieces behind the exhibit strategy.
Bubble Diagrams and Message Maps
Starting large, we break the project into thematic zones, then begin to zoom into each zone, breaking those down into smaller, more specific themes. Then we took our main messages and began to map them conceptually through the exhibit in how a visitor might encounter them. Each diagram informs the next, allowing us to move forward and narrow our scope until we reach the finished product.
Exhibit Deep Dives
Now that we have the general themes established, we are beginning to go deeper into the exhibit expereinces. This is one example.