Kristina


March 20th, 2015 by
Posted in Design Sharing

Diversity This week, I tuned in to the live recording of “How Innovation Happens” presented at SXSW, the music, film and interactive festival in Austin, TX held annually. I was really drawn in by not only the discussion of the value of diversity in creating innovative and breakthrough advances, but also how biases can stagnate that process, so I decided to delve deeper. (more…)

Kara


February 23rd, 2015 by
Posted in Taylor Thoughts

Video: What Does Exhibit Design-Build Mean to You?A video in which Exhibit Designers, Graphic Designers, Project Managers, and Fabricators talk about what exhibit design-build means to them. What comes to mind when you think about exhibit design-build?  (more…)

Betty


November 10th, 2014 by

The Secret to Good Leadership? – Start by Avoiding These 5 TemptationsDo you hold yourself accountable to achieving results for your interpretive center, your visitors, your staff, your board, and your foundation? How do you assess how well you are doing in your role? Are you willing to look in the mirror and do the hard work of self-assessment? Do you criticize leadership elsewhere without looking at your own? If you blame, criticize, or play the victim, that might be a signal it is time to look at how you lead.

Through this blog, we have encouraged you to set goals and objectives. However, when we check back with clients years later, most have not assessed whether or not they achieved their objectives. The majority of our clients can speak to whether visitation is up or down, but the rest of the objectives seem to go by the wayside. Is it healthy leadership when there is no accountability to your exhibit objectives? Are you measuring whether you are achieving the mission of your organization? (more…)

Jason


November 5th, 2014 by
Posted in Taylor Thoughts

Jason Cox, Creative DirectorAs a manager and person of authority within our organization, I often forget how things I say or how my facial expressions are interpreted by others.  I am at all times thinking about several things at once.  Often I find myself answering the question “Everything going all right?”  as I am walking into the fabrication shop or design department.  Most of the time everything is fine and I am just thinking about things that need addressed at some point in my day.

So why is this a problem worthy of writing a blog about?  Well, my recent trip to Tennessee somewhat opened my eyes to just how effective one’s tone of voice and facial expressions can be. (more…)

Jason


July 3rd, 2014 by

approach hiring an exhibit designer like online dating

Wanted: Exhibit Designer

You have spent the last four to ten years fundraising for new exhibits. You’ve written so many grant proposals your head is swimming. Finally, the time has come!  You have the green light to start designing your exhibit space.

So what do you do now?  I imagine choosing a design firm is a rather daunting task. You may be wondering, “Where do I start?” or “What are the qualifications I should look for in a firm?(more…)


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