Digital exhibition design: boundary crossing, Intermediary Design Deliverables and processes of consent

Vavoula, Giasemi and Mason, Marco (2017) Digital exhibition design: boundary crossing, Intermediary Design Deliverables and processes of consent. Museum Management and Curatorship, 32 (3). pp. 251-271. ISSN 0964-7775

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We present an exploratory case study of the nature and role of Intermediary Design Deliverables (IDDs) in digital exhibition design. Specifically, how they mediate boundary crossing across museum-designer teams; and facilitate the evolution of a shared exhibition-idea by mediating future and embodying past processes of consent. We bring together literatures on intermediary objects, boundary objects and design representations to conceptualise IDDs as representations of an evolving shared exhibition-idea and, thereby, as progressive objectifications of the digital exhibition. Through the case study, we demonstrate how deliverables capture progress in the exploration of the design space by embodying the consents that propel the exploration. The role of the museum team in these processes of consent (and thus in the production of the deliverable) is emphasised, suggesting a shift of focus for museum teams from appraising digital products to contributing to the digital exhibition design process.

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Additional Information: Funding Information: The research leading to these results has received funding from the People Programme (Marie Curie Actions) of the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme FP7/2007?2013/ under REA grant agreement n? PIOF-GA-2011-302799. The article reflects only the authors' views and the Union is not liable for any use that may be made of the information contained therein. The funding source had no involvement in study design; the collection, analysis and interpretation of data; the writing of the report; or the decision to submit the article for publication. Giasemi Vavoula wishes to acknowledge support provided through a period of one semester's academic study leave granted by the School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester, UK. Marco Mason would like to thank Professor John Durant, Outgoing Host Supervisor of the Marie Curie Fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Uncontrolled Keywords: boundary crossing, collaborative design, Digital exhibition design, Emerging Issues, Commons exhibition, Intermediary Design Deliverables, processes of consent
Subjects: W100 Fine Art
W200 Design studies
W900 Others in Creative Arts and Design
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Design
Depositing User: Rachel Branson
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2021 11:18
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2021 10:05

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