• Christian Simmelsgaard Lyng Bøgh
4. term, Experience Design, Master (Master Programme)
The purpose of this thesis is to investigate and test the model "Evocative, narrative and informative stages" by Bär and Boshouwers and the theory behind. This is done on the basis of the nature centers. I have wondered that many nature centers are good at informing but are not so good at inspiring. I thought about how the technologies can do it so nature centers become inspiring to the guests. One of the reasons why I am puzzled that nature centers are good at informing and not very good at inspiring is the great development that has taken place in museums in recent years. At these museums, they have focused more on inspiring than by showcasing objects. I am therefore interested in looking at the interaction between the information and inspiring interactions. In my opinion several good museums are designed by Tinker Imagineers, which is a company specializing in experience design of what they call experience centers. Experience centers are often linked to a knowledge or information that needs to be communicated but according to Bär & Boshouwers, who are behind Tinker Imagineers, the experience centers only become relevant when the amount of experiences exceeds the amount of information (Bär & Boshouwers, 2018). Bär & Boshouwers has just released the book Worlds of Wonder - Experience Design for Curious People. In the book they have a model that deals with exactly the interaction between information and inspiration, namely their model of “Evocative, narrative and informative stages”. Unfortunately, there are no theories or data in the book that support this model. Therefore, I will research the model theoretically and practically test the theory about “Evocative, Narrative and Informative stages” of Bär and Boshouwers, this is done on the basis of the nature centers. The way I want to do it is by starting with some theory about working with experiences because Bär and Boshouwers have made this model to be used in experience centers. Thereafter in this thesis Bär and Boshower's model is reviewed and supplemented with other theories. Next, a study of the interactive elements in Lille Vildmosen Center exhibition is made. The study is based on a Heuristic evaluation - which is a qualitative study. This study is constructed to test Bär and Boshouwers model and to find out how the distribution between the informative and the evocative in the nature center is today. This thesis concludes that there are some theories that support Bär and Boshower's model, but that it should be worked through more before it really becomes functional. I have constructed a description of the three stages, after working with their model, theoretically and practically.
Publication date17 Sept 2019
Number of pages54
ID: 311058401