Our design team worked closely with the exhibition team at The Lowry to produce a range of interactive elements that would encourage a degree of discussion on the dictated themes. It was vital that we pitched the interactives at the appropriate level for the Lowry's key audience. To achieve this we took advice from our client and undertook our own research where we looked closely at the interactive elements already in place at the museum gauging their popularity and success. We allowed these findings to guide our design process.
The interactive elements we designed were all relatively low-tech, utilising mechanical systems where possible. This meant that they could be manufactured in-house enabling us to keep a keen eye on the time-scale, quality of manufacture and the budget. We were also keen to keep maintenance costs to a minimum.
All of the interactive elements followed the principle that they should involve an element of hands-on activity, should be accessible to as wide range of visitors as possible and allow for visitors to share their thoughts and ideas with others.