Introduction to Enhanced Exhibitions

‘Design for Enhanced Exhibitions’ is led by Professor Stephen Gage (Professor of Innovative Technology, Bartlett School of Architecture) and Dr Glenn Adamson (Head of Research at V&A), with the support of David Di Duca, Research Assistant.
The Enhanced Exhibitions research area will investigate the potential for using digital design to dynamically curate content or provide selective information for visitors.
The end result will be a series of feasibility studies, achieved through collaboration and knowledge exchange across disciplines. These will not form a definitive piece of research or a finalised proposal; rather it is likely to be a test exhibition, event or video documentary of the research process.
During this year-long project, we hope the funded studies will begin to explore some of the issues below, which in turn may act as a basis for future research.

  • Real-time sensing and behavioural analysis of visitors to drive reactive exhibition spaces
  • Utilising embedded computation for classification of visitors relative to exhibits or exhibitions
  • Crowd sourcing as a means of informing museum content
  • Creating portable exhibition guides capable of monitoring observers and tailoring their experience
  • Developing intelligent exhibition information points or signage which adapts to different visitors