Balancing Between Automation and Manual for Multimedia Installation Museum Digital Design Based on Human Science

Birds of a Feather
Joowon Lee, Donggang Digital Society, Republic of Korea

DDS (Donggang Digital Society) is an offline digital museum that displays its entire exhibition with beam projection located in the Museum Specialized Zone of Korea, Yeongwol County surrounded by heavenly blessed nature.
DDS aims to create museum digital design based on human science; for example, DDS uses yellow dominant color scheme as the blue light from screen has been reported harmful for human health (Harvard Health Publication, 2012), and yellow does not use the blue light for its display (Red=100, Green=100, Blue=0) when other colors do such as white (Red=100, Green=100, Blue=100).
According to Josef Albers, formative psychology proves that simplicity in font design does not necessarily raise readability though use of sans-serif fonts is today’s trend than use of serif fonts, and ophthalmology even proves that variation of shape in text raises readability; his statement shows that trends are not always the best answer for effective human performance, and absolute facts do exist in design for effective human performance such as optics tells that humans perceive visual elements in the order of, first, color, second, shape, and third, texture. Plus, The Glass Cage: Automation and Us by Nicholas Carr criticizes about automation, the today’s cutting edge trend, because its negative influence toward human performance have been told such as Renzo Piano’s concern about designer’s loss of creativity by overuse of computer automation functions and John Dewey’s emphasis on the importance of manual procedures for human learning.
This open seminar table will introduce how DDS balances between automation and manual for its multimedia installation design that enhances visitors’ creativity by basing on human science such as medicine, physiology, or psychology.

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 (In progress) Lee, Joowon (2015). Use of Digital Technology in Today’s Museums – Based on The American Alliance of Museums Annual Meeting and Museum Expo – Media and Technology MUSE Award – Multimedia Installations Section Judging Results. The Korean Museum Association newsletter.
 Lee, Joowon (2014). Discussion and Applications of Museum Digital Design Based on Human Brain Thinking System for Serving Fundamental Museum Purposes and Humanity. Museums and the Web Asia
 Lee, Joowon (2013). Donggang Digital Society, an Offline Digital Museum: Minimize Technology, Maximize Environmental Communication. Yeongwol International Museum Forum.
 Lee, Joowon Lee (2011). Creative Thinking (Creative Process) and Applications for Yeongwol Museum City Culture Marketing. Yeongwol Yonsei Forum.