Adventures in Nusantara (2019)

(?) Malay Heritage Centre

History Learning

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Author

(?) Malay Heritage Centre

Year

2019

Name

Adventures in Nusantara

Project type

History Learning

Objective

Learn history and history

Data of last exhibition

Place

Malay Heritage Centre

Year

2019

City

Singapore

Description of the project

An exhibition aimed at children so that they can learn more about Singapore’s history and take away useful learning points from these young characters through active play and exploration.

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Author biography

Officially opened by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in June 2005, the Malay Heritage Centre (MHC) provides wonderful cultural exposure and learning opportunities for visitors of all ages and interests. Situated amidst the Istana Kampong Gelam, Gedung Kuning and the surrounding Kampong Gelam precinct, the Centre acts as a vital heritage institution for the Malay community in Singapore.

Interaction analysis

Interaction explanation

In the exhibition there are 7 different stations related to the three stories of Hang Nadim, Ali Wallace and Wah Hakim. All of them have a TUI, as they are activities that do not require electronic devices.

Children can create, read and discover the stories through simple, hands-on activities.

Interaction model

Graphical User Interface

Command Line Interface

Tangible User Interface

Other

Interactive design approach

User centered

Activity centered

System design

Genius design

Interactive input

Books, wooden and paper objects, a fabric screen, light...

User experience for kids

Does it have instant feedback?

Yes

No

Instant feedback is achieved because it is an interface with no electronics. When the user cuts out, displays or plays with an object, it responds to their own movements.

How is the navigation?

Multiple navigation

Step by step navigation

Other

The navigation is a bit complicated to read. In the end it is a play space that opens up creativity to children, there is no guide to follow.

About the text and fonts

Is the text simple?

Yes

No

I am not sure

Is the the font big (more than 12-14pt)?

Yes

No

I am not sure

Is there a lot of text?

Yes

No

I am not sure

It is a reading space, so the amount of text is quite high. Even so, as these are children's books, it is understood that both their size and simplicity will be adapted to the appropriate age group.

About the visual and audible inputs

Does it contain sounds?

Yes

No

I am not sure

Does it contain animations?

Yes

No

Does it contain vivid colors?

Yes

No

There are no animations as such as there are no screens. Even so, the colours are vivid and eye-catching.

What icons do they show?

Abstract

No icons

Literal

Other

The icons are literal because they have some elements in the stations that represent reality.

Does it have an option to personalise?

Yes

No

Universal Design Principles

Which of the 125 Universal Design Principles are correctly applied in the project?

Important for the exhibition organisation (physical space)

Accesibility

Entry Point

Prospect-Refuge

Storytelling

Wayfinding

Important for the way of showing information

Advance Organiser

Chunking

Highlighting

Iconic Representation

Immersion

Legibility

Picture Superiority Effect

Important for the design

Biophilia Effect

Colour

Contour Bias

Savana Preference

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