October 1st, 2014
I am sure you have all heard of the KISS principle. Keeping things simple is more effective. This certainly applies to technology and storytelling in interpretive exhibit design. A couple weeks ago, I visited King John’s Castle in Limerick, Ireland. They recently installed six million Euro of new exhibitry in this 13th Century Castle. This new visitor experience is the cornerstone and start of Limerick’s development plan to become Ireland’s first City of Culture. (more…)
August 26th, 2014
When hiring an interpretive exhibit design company, aren’t the traits you look for similar to those of any partner you want at your side? What is your criteria when dating or hiring a new staff member? Don’t you want your exhibit design-build firm to have like values, attitudes, and passion for the work?
We assist our clients in setting goals and objectives around their projects and mission. I’m rethinking this because they rarely track them. If you are not going to track them, how do you know you are going the right direction?
What do you think the goal of this exhibit was?
Recently, an old friend and several time past client stopped by Taylor Studios for a visit. He suggested I blog about what we need from a good client. I believe he was thinking of things like the photos and other resources a client provides during the course of the project. Another client told me he wished he had been gathering these types of resources years before he began working with us. If he had only known to gather photos, quotes, facts, and more ahead of time it would have saved him time and enhanced the project. I certainly have criteria for a good client, like paying on time. I walked around today and asked some of my staff what they want and need from a client. The overall theme was conscientiousness. Here are some details: (more…)