Exercise 6: Being someone else

I have researched information on other people that would be involved in putting together an exhibition design project, other than the spatial designer. I have chosen a graphic designer and found out more information on the role, concerns and responsibilities of that person.

If I was to be the graphic designer, I would need to prioritise a few things. Firstly, what is the exhibition about, what information would be needed on the signage I would be creating. Is there a colour theme to match the whole exhibition. Are images needed to relay information or text only. I would also need to know how many different languages would be required.

I have looked at the exhibition design project as a whole and considered the following questions;
● What information do I need (from the other players) to play my part? I will need to know where the displays will be placed in order for me to design the right size of text and/or image. I will need to know what the lighting is like within the space of the exhibition, will it need more artificial lighting to show the graphics? What material would the designer like the graphics made out of?

● What information will I give to the other players? I will let them know how big or small the signage will be for each design and whether it will be placed on a stand, a wall or a surface.

● What aspect of the whole project do I feel most passionate about? I feel it’s imperative that I design the right graphics to complement the exhibition content, it needs to flow and the visitor needs to be able to enjoy the displays without struggling reading the information.

I will now consider the same questions but from the Interior Designers point of view.
● What information do I need (from the other players) to play my part? I will need us all to work on the same page, to all bring creative ideas to the project to create the best exhibition possible.

● What information will I give to the other players? I will give them the relative information with respect to their role on the project so that we can all work together rather than against each other.

● What aspect of the whole project do I feel most passionate about? I feel that it’s important to have an amazing team to work with and design a exhibition to be admired, educated and amazed by.

Designing an exhibition, albeit an imaginary exhibition has taken me on an amazing journey, I have learnt so much more by putting myself in another persons shoes and attempting to realise what their role will be within this project. I feel that by working as a team player the project will be designed and created at it’s very best, I will appreciate input from all other players and by working collaboratively we will enjoy the process so much more, the end result will then be more of a success.

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