FMP Report

The topic of final major project (FMP) is from my travel experience. I have been to 11 countries and numerous of museums. Usually, museum is a good way to understand the local culture and is a part of travel for students. Due to the huge difference of cultural background among multinational regions, visitors always couldn’t fully understand many stunning artefacts and feel bored, visual fatigue in some extent. Therefor, i chose the target group among 15-25 year students who have a strong desire to sense of world.

Looking back at what i have done in the FMP, i  have covered a process of field trip, questionnaire, interview, inspiration, ideation, mockup, final outcome for general museums. At primary research, i went to Sanxingdui museum in China and Science museum, V&A, transport museum in London to research different existed historical, cultural, social sciences museums as well as books and articles about modern museum and got the tendency (Li Cong, 2014) which is a change that “material centred” turn into ”human-centred”. Namely, it is from only display items to concern the visitor’s psychological feelings and demands and also dynamic experience, high-tech apply in museum, entertainment value. Further more, i received 84 feedback from online questionnaire. As expected, the result shows that 60% students think can not fully understand relics and 40% students think these are boring in some extent. Moreover, i interviewed 5 students who are from different nationalities, majors and age groups (Figure-1). I got the inspiration from their talk such as personal touch, museum flow in period, guidance for no purpose.  (Week36—Primary research, 2015,06.) 



Based on the above, i prefer to connect art and people, art and ideas, and people with people to engage visitors in new way and creativity at the heart of their museum experience. I kept on secondart research about psychology and personal touch area such as graphic guide the psychology, Plutchik’s Model of Emotions (2011,June) that describes the relations among colour and emotion concepts (Figure-2). And then i came up with the final idea that find the relationship between painting and personal mood. It also can be a personal guidance that is a critical way to broke the traditional way that focus on their subconscious interests instead of keeping visitor in order of   artefacts.





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The outcome was named the living museum which has two parts. The one is visitors flow and hot relics real-time show on screen (Figure-3), another one is online interactive website in experience zone. (Figure-4) During the process, i used the Adobe Edge Animate to make the dynamic storyboard in index.html. However, in order to achieve the interactive sessions in action.html, i try my best to learn the CSS/HTML and Javascript also open data code to realise the corn system that the search correspondent painting by key words and colour related your mood. Finally, the location of painting will be shown in real-time map and give the information. It is helpful for visitors to better understand the tone of painting.(week40-real-time-visitors-activity, 2015,07. )

Overall, i learned too much from FMP,  whatever the communication design or service design, we need enhance the ‘human-center’ experience. If there is a more time, i will more research the human psychology between art and people,people and people. It will comes out more interesting ideas. Mostly,  it also give me a tips that except design skills, we need to work hard on developing ourself in all-around way.


Li Cong, 2014.The new trend of interactive display design in museum,

WordPress,2015,06.Week36—Primary research,

WordPress, 2015,07. Week40-real-time-visitors-activity/,

WordPress, 2011,June. Plutchiks model of emotions,

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