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Maxi Ooh, MUSE'S under 5 space

This Spokes collection brings together articles around design, exhibitions and architecture. Ultimately, all these articles are about stories: how we frame them, (co-)curate them, deploy them in physical or digital space and make sure they resonate with our audiences.

Keywords

  • Exhibition
  • design
  • architecture
  • museography
  • art&science
  • storytelling

Feature articles

In Depth
Techmania Science Center before renovation

Feature article by Vlastimil Volak - Michele Lanzinger - In conversation with Maarten Okkersen - Edited by Raquel da Cunha published in Spokes #8, May 2015

Would you rather set up a science centre in a brand new Renzo Piano building or in a repurposed Skoda factory? A conversation with the Directors of MUSE and Techmania.| Estimated reading time: 10 minutes
Keywords:
architecture, design, industrial heritage, reconversion, Renzo Piano, Technmania, MUSE, Spokes
In Depth
Exhibition narrator's notebook from the Science Frugale exhibition, Espace des Sciences Pierre-Gilles de Gennes in Paris, France @Colpizen & @Scigale

Feature article by Sandrine Bron - Maxime Leroy - Matteo Merzagora published in Spokes #38, February 2018

The ‘Science frugale’ example, winning Mariano Gago Ecsite Award project| Estimated reading time: 20 minutes
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
incubation, innovation, frugal, exhibitions, TRACES, EcsiteAwards, Participation, co-creation, Spokes
In Depth
A travelling exhibition available as a digital blueprint: ‘Superbugs: The Fight for Our Lives’ by the Science Museum

Feature article by Emily Cronin published in Spokes #52, May 2019

Four case studies| Estimated reading time: 13 minutes
Category:
Topics in science
Keywords:
Spokes, travelling exhibitions, future
Lookout
Designing exhibitions, a co-creation process between client, designer and visitor - by Expology, Göran Joryd

Interviews published in Spokes #21, August 2016

The questions you need to ask beforehand for good working relationships afterwards| Estimated reading time: 9 minutes (3 min per interview)
Keywords:
design, designers, evaluation, visitor research, testing, collaboration, REV Group, Spokes
Lookout
Teenagers at Cité de l’espace engaging with the exhibition via the app. Copyright: Cité de l’espace

Interviews published in Spokes #29, April 2017

Six professionals on what it means to tell stories using digital technologies| Estimated reading time: 27 minutes (3-6 min per interview)
Keywords:
storytelling, transmedia, Digital, Spokes
Lookout
George Marshall and his book: “Don't Even Think About It - Why Our Brains Are Wired To Ignore Climate Change”

Interviews published in Spokes #11, September 2015

Climate change or genocide -  how do you tell stories that spark concern and inspire action? How do you guide exhibition visitors through emotionally challenging topics?| Estimated reading time: 17 minutes (3-5 min per interview) 
Keywords:
psychology, exhibitions, design, emotions, storytelling, climate change, genocide, Inzovu curve, biodiversity, Spokes
In Depth
Personalisation bracelets Cap science Bordeaux Spokes magazine Ecsite © Cap Sciences

Feature article by Nathalie Caplet published in Spokes #7, April 2015

An insight into content personalisation in science centres| Estimated reading time: 11 minutes
Keywords:
personalisation, Spokes, visitor tracking, data
In Depth
The lobby of Dialogue in the Dark at Design Museum Seoul, Korea

Feature article by Julie Becker published in Spokes #30, May 2017

Case studies from science centres and museums that (re)frame what accessibility means| Estimated reading time: 38 minutes
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
accessibility, access, inclusion, disability, universal design, Spokes
Lookout
Visitor at the Climat VR exhibition at La Casemate, Grenoble, France, December 2015. Photo Pierre Jayet

Interviews published in Spokes #27, February 2017

What do 2017 trends mean for science engagement? From open science to post-truth and tinkering to augmented reality| Estimated reading time: 20 minutes (4-5 min per interview)
Category:
Education & learning, EU and governance
Keywords:
trends, making, tinkering, VR, AR, post-truth, open science, RRI, Spokes
In Depth

Feature article by Maarten Okkersen published in Spokes #2, December 2013

Design, just as art, has multiple definitions
Keywords:
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