Practice-led Design PhD for submission

CURATOR, DESIGNER AND VISITOR INTERACTION IN CULTURAL HERITAGE INTERPRETATION DESIGN PRACTICE Within the next two days, I will be submitting my thesis and my practice (via the posts and galleries of this website) ready for examination and my Viva on 7th September 2020. Below is my Abstract for the written element, my thesis: ‘This thesis […]

Proposed CHSID Model & Process

In answer to my PhD research question: ‘What is the nature and scope of communication gaps in the interrelationships between designer, curator and visitors in the ideation, designing and crafting of interpretation at heritage sites, and whether this is important?’ both the primary and secondary research I conducted confirmed that involvement and engagement with visitors […]

Virtual Cities – Winchester

Virtual Cities – Winchester is a new concept in development. The proposal will be to reconstruct, initially Winchester, over specific time slices of architectural change in the city. The aim would then be to recreate similar Virtual City portals for historic cities within the UK and internationally should the first portal prove to be successful […]

Case Study Sites for Comparison of Design practice

The three case study sites: Lacock Abbey (National Trust), Bolsover Castle (English Heritage) and Kensington Palace (Historic Royal Palaces) were chosen for their specific interpretations shortly after the Beaulieu Abbey kiosk interpretation was completed and launched. From reflection on my practice in the design and crafting of the Abbey interpretation, I wondered whether other interpretation […]

Beaulieu Abbey Kiosk Interpretation – Development

Interviews with the Launch Guests, Beaulieu Team and External Professionals provided positive and constructive feedback regarding the importance of choice for different visitor types. Choice in whether, as a visitor, you were a child, adult or professional/academic, exploring the content made sense from the comments provided, as did the ability to see the abbey and […]

Practice-Led & Practice-based Design Research

It was evident from further research (Vaughan, 2019; Candy & Edmonds, 2018; Claisse, 2018; Smith & Dean, 2014; Clarke, 2011; Borg, 2009; Rust, Mottram & Till, 2007) that there was, and still is, considerable discussion regarding design based PhDs and design research. A conclusion derived from the research was that my PhD was more in […]