Urban Mutations: The Changing Face of Cities (2019)

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Author

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Year

2019

Name

Urban Mutations: The Changing Face of Cities

Project type

education

Objective

Reflect and learn

Data of last exhibition

Place

Science Center Singapore

Year

2019 - Present

City

Singapore

Description of the project

Urban Mutations is an interactive exhibition, showcasing the evolution of cities. Through the dynamic portrayal of cities around the world, visitors are able to explore and anatomize the internal components that constitute a vibrant metropolis in today’s age. It also leads them to find out more about the unconventional and innovative ways cities are engaged in to tackle various urban challenges.

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Author biography

Science Centre Singapore was opened on 10 December 1977 by Dr Toh Chin Chye, then the Minister of Science and Technology.

Today, the Science Centre Singapore, together with Omni-Theatre and Snow City, receives more than 1 million visitors annually.

While formal educational institutions make sure we are raising a nation of “science literate people”, Science Centre Singapore takes this to the next level.

We make science accessible and engaging, creating an environment where Singaporeans are empowered to advance their own learning and, hopefully, are inspired to do something incredible with their futures.

Interaction analysis

Interaction explanation

GUI and TUI interfaces are mixed. The exhibition has different stations where you can find a bookshelf with books (completely analogue), stations with videos and audio (digital) and interactive tables that mix objects with digital projections.

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

Interactive display panels, headphone stations, mapping projection.

User experience for kids

Does it have instant feedback?

Yes

No

The feedback is direct

How is the navigation?

Multiple navigation

Step by step navigation

Other

The navigation is free, that means there is a lot of different ways to experience the exhibition.

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's difficult to see the text in detail with the pictures, but it looks like there is not much text.

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 is some animation on the digital displays. The colour is a bit plain, but it's true that the exhibition tries to be formal.

What icons do they show?

Abstract

No icons

Literal

Other

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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