Sunday, March 6, 2011

Exhibition Design Introduces 4D Spatial Design

Traditional art programs focus on 2D image design and 3D object design. Very few K-12 schools provide students knowledge and skills to think spatially - 4D design. Among all the 4D design fields - architecture, landscape, interiors, sets, urban planning, etc. - exhibit design may be the best way to introduce students to spatial design.

Students can create exhibits in their schools that demonstrate knowledge in science, social studies or any area of study. Exhibits use inexpensive materials that can be constructed and set up easily and removed when necessary. Imagine how schools could be transformed by being filled with exhibits that teach important content created by students throughout the building.

There are many resources, books and magazines (left) to get you started in understanding exhibition design and introducing it to students. (A quick search on "exhibition design" on will give you more resources than you need.) Combining 4D spatial design skills with some 5D interactive experience design skills, students can help transform their schools in the 21st century. Add 4D spatial design to your curriculum and have students work in teams to create exhibits based on content from a textbook in another class.

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