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MULTIMEDIA & EXHIBIT DESIGN

MULTIMEDIA KIOSK | INTERPRETIVE WAYSIDE EXHIBITS
VISITOR CENTER EXHIBIT SYSTEM | PIKES PEAK MUSEUM CONCEPT DESIGN

MULTIMEDIA KIOSK

Multimedia Kiosk

In depth information is found in the interactive, multimedia computer kiosk designed and built especially for the Visitor Center at the Great Sand Dunes National Monument.

The visitor can use the touch screen to learn about the history of the area, the dynamics of the formation of the dunes or the ecology of the natural system. The program includes fast moving video, custom animation, original music and informative text to present the story of the "Wonders of the Dunes."

The Southwest style kiosk cabinet was designed to coordinate with the building architecture and set the design standards for the information desk and the bookstore in the Visitor Center.


INTERPRETIVE TRAIL WAYSIDE EXHIBITS

Interpretive PanelSAMPLE INTERPRETIVE PANEL
Custom Base
EXAMPLE OF PANEL ON CUSTOM BASE
Visitors to the Great Sand Dunes National Monument are introduced to the ecology, history, and geology of the area while they enjoy panoramic vistas along the handicapped accessible Interpretive Trail looping around the Visitor Center. The custom designed hand crafted porcelain enamel panels are mounted on special stucco and wood bases which were designed to coordinate with the architecture of the Visitor Center.

VISITOR CENTER EXHIBIT SYSTEM

Visitors to the Great Sand Dunes National Monument will soon walk through a dune and understand the wind and water related processes that have shaped one of the largest dune fields in the world. They will see examples of the plants and animals which have adapted to life on the dunes.

In addition, visitors will learn how the earliest inhabitants of the San Luis Valley dealt with their basic needs compared to the ways visitors live, through displays developed in collaboration with archeologists from the Smithsonian Institute who are conducting research near the dune field.

Exhibit Plan

INTERPRETIVE EXHIBIT LAYOUT


PIKES PEAK MUSEUM CONCEPT DESIGN
A simple 1930's art deco style gymnasium building will be transformed into an historic "town square"
with the completion of the Pikes Peak Museum in Woodland Park, Colorado.
Concept Drawing

A Ute Indian tipi overlooks a replica of the historic facade of the Green Mountain Falls Inn which will be the storefront for offices of the Ute Pass Historical Society and Woodland Park Chamber of Commerce.

Utilizing the volume provided by the gym, a ramp system will take museum visitors from a train station gift shop through exhibits highlighting "The People of the Pass". The path will include exhibits highlighting the Ute Indians, the early settlers, railroading, lumbering and resort interests.

The museum will also include a small multimedia theater, curatorial archival space and storage for the museum collection.


Exhibit Design and Multimedia Production was a collaborative project with the Discovery Partnership
and the Colorado Architecture Partnership in Colorado Springs, Colorado. For information on other CAP projects, visit cyberarchitects.com.

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