in practice, an informed theory
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By Edward Yau (Ravensbourne, London)
Edward’s brief was to create a temporary exhibition on a scientific or technological event, for which he chose the first detonation testing of the Hydrogen Bomb (1952). Many aspects became important in this project: research into the topic, understanding the scientific principles of denotation as well as exploring ideas of interactivity and user experience.
This process was supported by critical reflection of other exhibitions and other relevant design resources. Symbols played an important role in the exhibition aiding the visitor’s wayfinding experience. The visual language the symbols employed referred to the typeface and related to other visual and graphic elements.