I’ve just started work on a new project with one of my favourite clients – the British Library. From time to time I work with them as an interpretive and audience consultant, helping them figure out how the public react to their exhibitions – either displays that have already opened (summative evaluation), or others that are in the pipeline (formative evaluation).
The present idea we are testing is a new exhibition planned for next summer – it’s all rather hush hush at the moment, but it’s certainly another interesting project from the British Library and I’m looking forward to finding out what members of the public think of the plans. Their feedbacl – which we gather through focus groups – will then inform the final planning stages of the exhibition, so they really have a chance to help shape what the final display will look like.
I’ll let you know how we get on ….