An interpretation design pattern language: A propostional conceptual tool for interdisciplinary team members working on interpretation design projects.

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Abstract

Ideas and information about natural and cultural heritage are communicated through the designed interface of interpretation. Interpretation design has emerged as a new field of design as graphic designers work on complex, large-scale projects that communicate about natural and cultural heritage sites and objects. Research into designer's contribution to interpretation projects indicates the need for a better dialogue between designers and other team professionals. This paper introduces a 'pattern language' methodology, which proposes a shared language for use by interdisciplinary teams working on interpretation. Interviews with designers and a synthesis of research findings from the fields of interpretation, education, visitor studies and psychology inform the construction of the pattern language. Articulating shared concepts from these disciplines as a common pattern language aims to strengthen the professional practice nexus between the fields of design and interpretation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCumulus
Subtitle of host publicationInternational Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media
Place of PublicationAustralia
PublisherRMIT & Swinburne University of Technology
Pages1-17
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781921426520
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event38o South - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 12 Nov 200914 Nov 2009

Conference

Conference38o South
CountryAustralia
Period12/11/0914/11/09

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    Woodward, M. (2009). An interpretation design pattern language: A propostional conceptual tool for interdisciplinary team members working on interpretation design projects. In Cumulus: International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media (pp. 1-17). RMIT & Swinburne University of Technology.