Introduction As Interface
activating the exhibition threshold with multisensory design
The University of The Arts | Philadelphia, PA
MFA Dissertation + Capstone Project
Although the threshold experience of an exhibit can take many forms, the introduction wall itself is notoriously known to manifest as large bodies of text. Research shows that successful interpretation within a museum exhibition requires multimodalities as entry points to relevance and resonance. This project attempted to utilize a multisensory design approach to better incorporate the introduction wall as part of the larger threshold experience. In the context of this paper, the focus was on art museums in particular as the majority of interpretation within the exhibition space relies on didactic panels.