The Department of Design at UNIST has once again been recognized for design excellence, worldwide. They announced that two of their service design concepts for smart exhibition experience have been honored with the 2021 Red Dot Design Awards.
The two award-winning designs are ‘MoMo: Audio Docent for Enhanced Exhibition Experience’ and ‘moee: My Own Exhibition Experience‘. Both design projects have been carried out by Professor Hwang Kim (Department of Design), Professor Young-Woo Park (Department of Design), and their design teams at UNIST.
MoMo is a portable handheld audio docent, designed to enhance the visitor experience and immersion in the exhibition environment. Unlike the existing audio docent products, which made them difficult for visitors to concentrate on the exhibition, MoMo provides an expanded exhibition experience based on modern form and simple usability, breaking away from the traditional, complex audio docent experience.
The device is comprised of a square framed charging and mounting station, known as Mo-Dock and nine separate modules. Each rectangular-shaped module, which consists of built-in wireless earphones and a center button, is small and light enough to carry around. Visitors may each have their own digital docent, which will help them engage directly with works of art in the galleries, during their visit.
MoMo is easy to use. Visitors can simply stand in front of an artwork and turn on the audio button on the center to hear the related information on the piece. They can also control the volume using the round wheel on the center of the device. It has been jointly proposed by Professor Young-Woo Park, SungWon Jang, and JiYoung Lee in the Department of Design at UNIST.
moee is a smartphone application service for users to record their own appreciation of artworks and allow the to enjoy other visitors’ perspectives. It provides a collection of discussions, views on works of art on display, shared tastes for a richer exhibition experience through collaboration with the museum. The work has been jointly proposed by Professor Hwang Kim, SeongBeom Kim, and HyeJin Oh in the Department of Design at UNIST.
The team designed this based on the footprints of visitors that stay in front of artworks. User can select the desired artwork on the screen and leave an expression of opinion either in speech or writing. Such expression is, then, recorded as the footprint icon, allowing users to share their experience with each other to expand the experiences in art.