Saturday, April 10, 2010

Exhibit Design Website

Well, my exhibit design class with Dr. Bill Turkel is over, so I thought I would give my website a final plug. I worked on two projects over the semester: 3D digitization of artifacts from the UWO medical collection, and an interactive streetscape.

The digitization project was a little disappointing, as I didn’t get nearly as far with it as I would have liked, however I now have a much better understanding of the 3D digitization process, and the value such an undertaking would have in terms of interpretation and research.

The interactive streetscape turned out really well. I selected the east side of Richmond Street between Dundas and Queen in downtown London, Ontario as my sample. I then researched the buildings at ARCC (the UWO archives) and created 3D digital models of the buildings since 1905. From these models, I recreated how the streetscapes looked during 5 time periods: 1905, 1915, 1928, 1965, and 2010. I then created a program where the user would turn a knob and navigate through the streetscapes, which is intended to provide a better understanding of the built environment. As a final component of the project I created scale paper models of buildings, recreating the streetscape from c.1905.

Also included on the website are brief descriptions of the technologies that I used during the class, and small projects I did with each, including Google SketchUp, Waybe, Arduino, 3D Scanning, Inkscape, GIMP, and Processing.

For a more in depth look at any of these projects, feel free to check out the website.

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