A visit to a historic house, museum, wildlife park or other kind of attraction can be greatly enhanced by good information – in the form of graphic panels, displays or room-sets. And there is no such thing as one size fits all because visitors fall into three types – skimmers, readers and academics.
We like to create our interpretive work from the visitor’s perspective: how much do we need to be told? What isn’t immediately understandable? Will the children be interested? We’re a bit old-fashioned in our approach and prefer to work with traditional materials rather than technical gizmos that so often break down or attract so much attention that your child can’t get to them for at least an hour. At the end of the day any interpretation is there to assist the experience not intrude on it.