Schools should include more 4D displays created by students. 2D is the design of flat images (we have plenty of murals), 3D is objects (sculptures), 4D is spaces, and 5D is interactive design. 4D designs include architecture, interior design, landscape design, urban planning, set design, exhibit design, dioramas and other designs that include spatial dimensions.
Schools have display cases and examples of the types of 4D displays students could create appear every year in holiday shop windows at places such as Macy's, Barneys, Bergdorf Goodman (left), Lord and Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue (right), Tiffany and Bloomingdales.
Many of these displays are made with inexpensive materials such as foam core, cardboard, and paper. They gain their impact through good design, creative lighting, and an element of story telling. Students could create dioramas that tell stories from the school curriculum in science, history, social studies, etc.
Click on the heading above to see some of the window displays in New York City.