After brainstorming, we solidified our ideas into the flow of the exhibit:
Purpose: To reflect discover and compare yourself and your views to beauty
Section 1: Challenge the visitor to acknowledge their own thoughts on beauty.
Colors: purple to blue spectrum
- INTRO (above door): What is Beauty?
- Two Doors lead into the exhibit initiating the question, What makes me think something is beautiful?
- Which is more beautiful?
- Interactive “Which one?” game with percent readouts after. Three monitors.
- What makes you beautiful?
- Mirror interactive shows visitor that makes legs longer, neck longer, hands bigger/smaller etc. (like a digital fun house mirror.)
- Is too much beauty possible? Is perfect beautiful or ugly?
- Life size Barbie sculpture can be stood next by visitors. Questions surround like:
- Can something be too beautiful?
- What is perfection?
- What is “real”?
Over the door to the next room: “Is beauty social or science?”
Section 2: (Allison) Discover the reasoning behind why we find things ( nature, symmetry, light etc…) beautiful.
Colors: gold, yellows, bright earth tones, rich blacks
Repetition – snowflake making interactive
- draw one line on touch screen and the rest is repeated
- snowflake is added to wall (brighter)
Symmetry – one or both interactives
- blind feeling of symmetrical vs non symmetrical face
- computer mirror that copies half of face to make you appear symmetrical
- Something about the golden ratio?
Section 3: (Jon) Explore how society and culture have influenced perceptions of beauty. Voices & Viewpoints
Colors: off whites, reds, oranges
- Beauty Scale Interactive
- Scale that tells in which culture you would be most beautiful
- Art with mathematic overlay
- Interactive button shows golden ratio over paintings
- Celebrity voice speaks about the different perceptions of beauty in different cultures — Morgan Freeman
Presentation Points / Printed Proposal:
- No shape angles
- earth muted tones, goldish
- flush lighting – nothing too harsh
- radial -ish floor plan around spiral
A look at beauty from an introspective, scientific, and global perspective
- Visitors are to ask themselves what they find beautiful and why
- Distort their perception
- Challenge the boundaries of beauty
The Target Audience
- Young Adult / Families
- Discussion based learning for kids / Self reflective learning for adults
- An eye opening look at why what influences our feeling of beauty
Tone of Voice
- Authoritative, Mystical, Factual, Morgan Freeman?
- Helvetica (because of its symmetry)
- Serifed fonts for serious questions
- Global impact
- Materials Board
- Color Palette
- 11 x 17 Printed Proposal
After brainstorming above, I was assigned the first section. Here is my sketch: