Long gone are the times when exhibition design depended on the display case and a descriptive wall-mounted graphic formula. The massive spread of interactives and audiovisual technologies over the past few years has given museums the opportunity to create more engaging and dynamic environments. For museums, the challenge has been to gear up to technology without losing an aesthetically pleasing effect. For designers, creating these informed spaces is a tricky mix of conventional graphic mediums and the increasing desire for more abstract, three-dimensional, technological and audio attractions.
The Wild lets users design spaces and share their vision “in real time”, which the company claims can help bridge the gap between ideas and reality
McDermott & McGough’s piece is a functional, secular safe space that can be used by the public for quiet contemplation or hired out for ceremonies.
This month, head to Manchester for a city-wide design extravaganza, delve into the world of Roald Dahl and read all about the history of graphic design.
Exhibitions, print fairs and a room full of giant bees are among our picks of the best events to get down to at this year’s Northern extravaganza.